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High-density pulsed laser diode arrays for SSL pumping
Author(s): Ryan Feeler; Edward Stephens
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Paper Abstract

Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics has developed a new laser diode array package with minimal bar-to-bar spacing. These High Density Stack (HDS) packages allow for a power density increase on the order of ~ 2.5x when compared to industry-standard arrays. This work contains an overview of the manufacturing process, as well as representative data for 5-, 10-, and 20-bar arrays. Near-field and power vs. current data is presented in each case. Power densities approaching 15 kW/cm2 are presented. In addition, power and wavelength are presented as a function of pulse width in order to determine the acceptable operational parameters for this type of array. In the low repetition rate Nd:YAG pumping regime, all devices are shown to operate with relatively low junction temperatures. A discussion of future work is also presented, with a focus on extending the HDS architecture to reliable operation at 300W per bar. This will enable power densities of approximately 25 kW/cm2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7686, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VI, 76860M (4 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850540
Show Author Affiliations
Ryan Feeler, Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics (United States)
Edward Stephens, Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7686:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security VI
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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