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High Power Single-Mode AlGaAs Laser Diodes
Author(s): D. Botez; D. J. Channin; M. Ettenberg
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Paper Abstract

The major types of AlGaAs high-power cw single-mode diode lasers are reviewed and compared. The basic approaches for achieving high power (20-50 mW/facet) single-mode operation are presented first. Emphasis is placed on the CDH-LOC laser type, which has demonstrated cw single-mode operation to 40 mW/facet, and 50%-duty-cycle fundamental-mode operation to 100 mW/facet. By using CDH-LOC devices signal-to-noise ratios close to 70 dB were achieved, and peak powers of 40 mW (50% duty cycle) were coupled into 0.2 NA fibers. Lifetests of CDH-LOC lasers at 40 mW/facet initial output power and 50% duty cycle, have shown small drops in output even after 10,000 hours of operation. Monolithic ten-unit arrays of CDH-LOC lasers delivering up to 300 mW in cw operation have been demonstrated as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 1982
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0321, Integrated Optics II, (27 August 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933226
Show Author Affiliations
D. Botez, RCA Laboratories (United States)
D. J. Channin, RCA Laboratories (United States)
M. Ettenberg, RCA Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0321:
Integrated Optics II
Dennis G. Hall, Editor(s)

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