The Metamorphosis of the Transistor into a Laser

Milton Feng and Nick Holonyak Jr.

The transistor put us on the path to semiconductor electronics research. It led to the integrated circuit, optoelectronics, light-detecting devices, diode lasers, LEDs, and now further to the transistor laser—a true laser and three-terminal photonic transistor active element.

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Publish Date: 01 March 2011


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