Proceedings of the International Conference on II-VI Compounds and Related Optoelectronic Materials (6th) Held in Newport, Rhode Island on 13-17 September 1993
BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI
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The conference differed significantly from earlier conferences. In previous conferences, the feasibility of achieving injection devices based particularly on the wide bandgap II-VI semiconductors was considered to be somewhat of a long range event. The initial breakthrough results of blue-green lasers were first reported at the last conference in Tamano. At this conference, we felt increased enthusiasm, vigor and eagerness to achieve practical optoelectronic devices as early as possible. As a measure of the rapid progress, work on advanced ZnSe-based quantum well heterostructures has led to the demonstration of room temperature continuous-wave diode lasers, even if short- lived for now. This accomplishment is a striking example of the benefit that basic research has endowed to the field. To further vitalize the conference, an effort was made to incorporate invited talks on III-V semiconductor lasers, in order to learn the material and device issues from this mature technology. We believe that this overlap will speed up the commercialization of the shorter wavelength lasers.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Lasers and Masers