A team of scientists from the United States presented an electroinjection laser that will accelerate any electronic circuit in the future. It was the first to use an alloy of germanium and tin.
Material scientists from the United States presented the first electroinjection laser made from germanium compounds. This diode laser can be used as a semiconductor material for circuits in electronic devices – it can improve their speed and efficiency. During the test tests, the laser operated under harsh conditions – even at -135°C.
This is a study by several teams of scientists from the University of Arizona, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. The researchers wanted to immediately implement the technology for practical use – so they partnered with Arktonics, a semiconductor equipment manufacturer in Arkansas.
“Our results are a great achievement for laser designers. This laser integration method will greatly improve circuitry for electronic devices”.
An alloy of germanium and tin is a promising semiconductor that can be easily integrated into electronic circuits such as computer chips and sensors. This material could lead to the development of low-cost, lightweight, compact, and low-power electronic components that use light for information transmission and sensing.
Researchers in the lab have demonstrated the material’s effectiveness as a powerful semiconductor alloy. However, they will have to modify the laser so that it can be used in practice.