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Light from Semi-Conductors

Synopsis
Concerned with the use of modern semi-conductor devices to produce light for fibre-optic communication systems. Using computer animations, discusses some of the more important properties of light-emitting diodes and semi-conducting lasers. Looks at one of the latest developments in this field, the double-heterostructure semi-conductor laser, and its use in long distance optical communication.*
Series
Physics of Matter, The: Course S272
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
fibre optics; lasers; matter; semiconductors

Credits

Producer
Tony Duggan

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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