Optoelectronics, an introduction
Glossary of symbols. Elements of solid state physics. Modulation of light. Display devices. Lasers I. Lasers II. Photodetectors. Fiber optical waveguides. Optical communications systems. Answers to numerical problems. Limitations on LED frequency response due to carrier diffusion and recombination. The Fuchtbauer-Ladenburg relation. Frequency response of a detector with an exponential time response. Signal-to-noise ratios for direct, heterodyne and homodyne detection. Physical constants. Properties of some common semiconductors at room temperature (300K).
MODULATION OF LIGHT
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