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injection laser diode (ILD)

A laser that uses a forward-biased semiconductor junction as the active medium. Note: Stimulated emission of coherent light occurs at a p-n junction where electrons and holes are driven into the junction. Synonyms diode laser, laser diode, semiconductor laser. See figure on following page.

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