Content overview

Very short introduction about laser types, the main characteristics that define them and how these are actually manufactured.

One of the key elements in edge emitting laser diodes. What they do and a bit more technical description of the manufacturing steps.

Optical inspection of semiconductor chips to detect defects and electric-optical measurements to characterize their properties as a key task.

Normally laser diodes are very long lasting, until we make a mistake. How not to shot a laser diode and what is the expected lifetime.

Ultimately, surface modifications make the decisive change. In this wiki, special dedication to an overseen technology.