This paper reviews the development of the semiconductor laser-a key component of optical communications. It discusses the tremendous advances in materials and reliability, describes the progress in laser structures, performance, and applications, and looks forward to the role of the laser in the next phase of the telecommunications revolution.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Bell Labs Technical Journal|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering