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300-mW diffraction-limited beam from flat-phase-front antiguided master oscillator power amplifier
Author(s): Charles Zmudzinski; Chan A. Tu; Dan Botez; Luke J. Mawst; Rashit F. Nabiev; Stephen H. Fox; I.-Fan Wu; Christophe Dauga; Mario Dagenais; Michael Jansen
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Paper Abstract

Semiconductor master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) devices based on the resonant transmission properties of resonant-optical-waveguide (ROW) antiguided structures are shown to be promising candidates for stable, coherent, high-power sources. A novel mast oscillator for this type of MOPA is proposed: the three-core antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide (ARROW) diode laser. This device is also based on ROW antiguided structures and can easily be integrated with the power amplifier. Three-core ARROW lasers are shown to have large intermodal discrimination against unwanted modes, and when used as the maser oscillator of a ROW-MOPA, a uniform near-field, flat-phasefront, diffraction-limited beam output is obtained. Experimentally, 350 mW diffraction-limited beam operation has been demonstrated in ROW-MOPA devices without extremely low AR coatings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2148, Laser Diode Technology and Applications VI, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176601
Show Author Affiliations
Charles Zmudzinski, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Chan A. Tu, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Dan Botez, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Luke J. Mawst, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Rashit F. Nabiev, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Stephen H. Fox, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
I.-Fan Wu, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Christophe Dauga, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (France)
Mario Dagenais, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Michael Jansen, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2148:
Laser Diode Technology and Applications VI
Pei Chuang Chen; Lawrence A. Johnson; Henryk Temkin, Editor(s)

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