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Formation of filaments in expanding beams in semiconductor optical amplifiers
Author(s): Alan H. Paxton
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Paper Abstract

A stability criterion and growth rates are derived for filaments in a semiconductor optical amplifier with a cylindrically expanding beam. The instantaneous growth rates are the same as they would be for a collimated geometry, but the development of the filaments is slowed because the spatial frequency is changing as the beam expands.

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Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150616
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Alan H. Paxton, Mission Research Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1868:
Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications
Anup Bhowmik, Editor(s)

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