diode laser

A solid state laser in which the active medium is the p-n junction between p-type and n-type semiconductor host materials. This term is preferred over the sometimes-used term semiconductor laser.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1913. 'Nomenclature, symbols, units, and their usage in spectrochemical analysis-XV. Laser-based molecular spectroscopy for chemical analysis - laser fundamentals (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)' on page 1920 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199567111913)
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PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. 'Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)' on page 2236 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199668122223)