The transistor laser: A natural for optoelectronic integrated circuits

Milton Feng, Nick Holonyak, Gabriel Walter

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Abstract

As a source of coherent light, the transistor laser offers the potential for much faster broadband communications, both for long-haul telecommunications networks and for short-haul communications within and between chips. To make larger chips, the transistors whould have to interact over greater distances. Addressing this problem, chip manufacturers are working to shrink the size and increase the density of transistors. An excellent light emitter, the transistor now offers stimulated emission, yielding a unique three-terminal laser and regime of transistor operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages64-69
Number of pages6
Volume40
No7
Specialist publicationPhotonics Spectra
StatePublished - Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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