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Time-resolved far-field analysis of a high-power single emitter laser diode
Author(s): Donald M. Cornwell; Glenn L. Unger
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Paper Abstract

A system was developed which is capable of measuring the time-resolved far-field radiation patterns from a high-power semiconductor laser under intensity modulated conditions. Angular steering of the fundamental spatial mode was observed, with pointing variations as large as 0.5 deg, or 7.5 percent of the beamwidth, during the time of the optical pulse. The variations in pointing angle were directly related to gradients in the transverse index profile of the laser, which may oscillate based on lateral spatial hole burning of the gain and carrier density.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1634, Laser Diode Technology and Applications IV, (26 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59183
Show Author Affiliations
Donald M. Cornwell, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Glenn L. Unger, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1634:
Laser Diode Technology and Applications IV
Daniel S. Renner, Editor(s)

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