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The Breakthrough Birth of the Diode Laser

Jeff Hecht

The birth of the diode laser 45 years ago happened very quickly. Decades after the discovery of LEDs, a key experiment showed that diode junctions could emit efficiently. Within four months, four groups had crossed the threshold. By Jeff Hecht

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Publish Date: 01 July 2007


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