Robert A. Suris

Ioffe Institute, Russia


DFB Lasers: our initial idea and a little bit around

Rudy Kazarinov and I were prompted to consider the use of laser structures with gratings for two reasons: a fairly wide spectral amplification line resulting in multiple-mode generation, and a large beam divergence in injection laser structures with output through end mirrors. A brief overview of the results of our initial work will be given, along with a mention of similar results by researchers around the world during the same period. The next topic I'm going to present is the first experimental results on very narrow output beams from surface grating lasers. A brief review of the theoretical analysis of works on the coherence of lasers with diffraction gratings will be given. And finally, I’ll briefly present the results of a fun old experimental work regarding the resolution of photochemical etching of gratings on a semiconductor surface, and the theoretical interpretation of these results.


Short bio:

Robert Arnoldovich Suris was born in Moscow on December 31, 1936. He graduated (1960) from the Department of Theoretical Metallurgy at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. From 1960 he has been working in electronic industry. From 1964 up to 1988 he has been a member of the Scientific staff of Microelectronics Research Center, Zelenograd, Moscow. Simultaneously in 1970 - 1988 he was a lecturer and professor in Physics and Quantum Electronics Department at Moscow Physical-Technical Institute.

In 2001 Robert A. Suris was awarded State Prize of the Russian Federation in Science and Technology that is the highest Russian Scientific award, for For fundamental investigations of the formation processes and the properties of heterostructures with quantum dots and the development of lasers based on these structures

In 1998 Robert A. Suris was awarded with the Rank Prize for optoelectronics.
Since 2006, Robert A. Suris is a Fellow of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Corresponding member since 1997).

Robert A. Suris published about 270 papers in Russian, International and American journals on the theory of electric, photoelectric and optical phenomena in semiconductors, semiconductor structures and devices, the physics of semiconductor lasers, the semiconductors and semiconductor structures characterization, theory of the microlithography process, the theory of phase transitions, diffusion controlled kinetics and epitaxial growth. He is the author of a book and about 20 inventions in semiconductor technology.