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Homework Help: Gain of active semiconductor gain medium

  1. Apr 24, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations
    γ=α+(1/2L)ln(1/Γ1Γ2) where gamma is gain, alpha is absorption constant, and Γ are reflection coefficients.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I'm a little stuck on how to start. If there was no semiconductor gain medium in the cavity then I could just use the equation to calculate it. But since there is one some of the photons are absorbed when they hit the medium. So I don't think I can use the gain equation I have, can I? I'm really not sure how to get started, tips would be appreciated.
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  3. Apr 29, 2017 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
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