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Control of a phase-locked laser diode array using piston micromirrors
Author(s): C. J. Christensen; Victor M. Bright; Jeffrey W. Grantham; John H. Comtois
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Paper Abstract

A ten element piston micromirror array has been used to produce a single irradiation spot in the far-field of a ten element laser diode array operating in the fundamental out- of-phase supermode and to steer the far-field irradiance pattern. A strong single lobe was obtained for several different laser injection currents. The produced lobe with full width at half maximum of 0.167 degree(s) was narrower than the original far-field lobes. Steering of the single lobe to 12 separate spots over a 0.807 degree(s) range was demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2881, Microelectronic Structures and MEMS for Optical Processing II, (23 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251241
Show Author Affiliations
C. J. Christensen, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Victor M. Bright, Wright Lab. Armament Directorate (United States)
Jeffrey W. Grantham, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John H. Comtois, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2881:
Microelectronic Structures and MEMS for Optical Processing II
M. Edward Motamedi; Wayne Bailey, Editor(s)

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