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Beam shaping technology for laser diode arrays
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Paper Abstract

High power LDA's in general have an emitter line dimension of 1cmx1μm and a beam divergence of 40°x10°, which could not be delivered or focused effectively with common optics. With the ever-increasing needs of high power diode laser sources, it is crucial to obtain high power high brightness diode laser beam with improved optical quality. Although it has been known that beam shaping techniques can be used to achieve this aim, it has been challenging to shape the laser beam effectively and efficiently to deliver it through an optical fiber with high brightness. By using a new beam shaping technology developed recently, however, brightness over 2.4 MW/cm2-str has been achieved by delivering 28W from a 0.1mm multimode fiber. Diode lasers are the most efficient laser comparing with other lasers, and its application in various industrial sectors will become more and more extensive.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4770, Laser Beam Shaping III, (24 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453490
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Y. Wang, Apollo Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Alice Gheen, Apollo Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Z. Wang, Apollo Instruments, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4770:
Laser Beam Shaping III
Fred M. Dickey; Scott C. Holswade; David L. Shealy, Editor(s)

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