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Laser question (non-molecular, bi-molecular and auger recombination)

  1. Apr 19, 2009 #1
    what do we mean by ...

    1. non molecular recombination

    2. bi-molecular recombination and

    3. auger recombination

    of laser...

    please reply if u have the ans.

    thank u
  2. jcsd
  3. May 22, 2009 #2
    I'm thinking that this refers to a semiconductor laser... Non-molecular recombination would be an electron recombining at some impurity (non-radiative recombination). Bi-molecular is a 2-body process (electron recombining with a hole to give out a photon - radiative recombination). Auger is a 3-body process and is also non-radiative. Hope this helps.
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