Selected Works Of Professor Herbert Kroemer
Chinmay Kumar Maiti,
2008 | ISBN-10: 9812709010 | 384 pages | PDF | 31,7 MB
Information technology has changed our society radically. Just as the integrated circuits have been the prime mover for electronics, high-speed transistors and semiconductor lasers based on heterostructures are now playing the same role in modern telecommunications. Professor Kroemers conceptual work on heterostructures began in the early 1950s as he was looking for a way to improve transistor speed and performance. In the 1960s, he applied the same principles to the development of lasers and light-emitting diodes, showing that they could achieve continuous operation at room temperature - something thought impossible at that time. His deep fundamental scientific work has had a profound effect on technology and society, transforming and improving our lives.