Semiconductor Photon Detectors (Ch 18). Semiconductor Photon Sources (Ch 17). Lasers (Ch 15). Photons in Semiconductors (Ch 16). Laser Amplifiers (Ch 14). Photons & Atoms (Ch 13). Quantum (Photon) Optics (Ch 12). Resonators (Ch 10). Electromagnetic Optics (Ch 5). Wave Optics (Ch 2 & 3).
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Semiconductor Photon Detectors (Ch 18)
Semiconductor Photon Sources (Ch 17)
Lasers (Ch 15)
Photons in Semiconductors (Ch 16)
Laser Amplifiers (Ch 14)
Photons & Atoms (Ch 13)
Quantum (Photon) Optics (Ch 12)
Resonators (Ch 10)
Electromagnetic Optics (Ch 5)
Wave Optics (Ch 2 & 3)
Ray Optics (Ch 1)
Optics
Physics
Optoelectronics
Introduction to Optical ElectronicsUsed to find allowed energy levels
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Atoms, Molecules & SolidsEm
Energy Levels
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E2
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P(Em)
Occupation
Occupation of Electron Energy Levels in Thermal Equilibriumf(E)
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Atom – Photon InteractionsSpontaneous Emission
Absorption
Stimulated Emission
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Atom
Many Optical Modes
Spontaneous Emission2
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Absorption and Stimulated EmissionAbsorptionStimulated Emission
(Photons per Unit Area per Unit Time)
Stimulated
Emission
Gain fromN1 Absorption

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Thermal LightLoss From
Spontaneous
Emission
Stimulated Emission if atom is in the upper energy state and Absorption if in the lower energy state:
Em
Energy Levels
E3
E2
E1
P(Em)
Occupation
FermiDirac Distribution
Boltzmann Distribution
Electron Occupation of Energy LevelsThermal Equilibrium2
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Absorption
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Stimulated Emission
Atom – Photon InteractionsWhere the transition cross section is
with lineshape g() given by: