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A bipolar device that permits a flow of electrons in only one direction.
Synonym(s): silicone diode.
[di- + -ode fr. anode, cathode]
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A concept for fundamental spatial transverse mode selection (TMS#0) of edge-emitting broad area (semiconductor diode) lasers (BAL) is presented, which employs a twice-retracted 4f set-up with an actual length of 1f integrated into the laser resonator.
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A semiconductor diode laser generates light at a junction within the material where negative charge carriers, or electrons, recombine with positive charge carriers known as holes.
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[ClickPress, Mon Jan 12 2015] A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor diode that emits visible light when voltage is applied.
AlGaAs semiconductor diode arrays are used to pump high-power, solid-state lasers (see accompanying photo, Devices with peak powers of 1.5 kW and an average power of nearly 1 kW emitting from an aperture of about 4 [cm.sup.2] already have been fabricated.

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