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Intensity redistribution and collimation of laser-diode arrays using binary optics
Author(s): James S. Foresi; Joseph L. Levy; John E. Jackson
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Paper Abstract

The output of a laser diode typically has a Gaussian intensity profile and is highly divergent in one axis. The Gaussian intensity profile causes side-lobes when diodes are used to form arrays. If the intensity profile can be changed to a uniform profile in one axis, an increase in central lobe power of 10% can be achieved. We have developed a single optical element which performs both the intensity redistribution and collimation of linear arrays of laser diodes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1211, Computer and Optically Formed Holographic Optics, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17945
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James S. Foresi, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Co. (United States)
Joseph L. Levy, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Co. (United States)
John E. Jackson, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1211:
Computer and Optically Formed Holographic Optics
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee, Editor(s)

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