The laser diode is 60 years old, and these components are now at the heart of the continuous transformation of society. They transmit data to allow instantaneous, ubiquitous communication and data access. They allow light to be used for cutting and welding, for sensing and imaging, for displays and illumination, and data storage. They can even be used to entertain your cat. Different classes of laser diode will be discussed with a view to their operation, and applications. Professor Richard Hogg will go on to discuss his future research plans to make laser diodes do some of the things that they currently don’t do.
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