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Single Mode Lasers For Optical Communications
Author(s): Dan Botez
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Paper Abstract

The intended fiber-optic applications for both short- and long-wavelength single-mode diode lasers are discussed. Major types of single-mode devices are grouped and described in two sections: low-power (3-7 mW/facet) lasers and high-power (10-40 mW/facet) lasers. The low-power laser section contains principles of mode stabilization, and a treatment in parallel of AlGaAs and InGaAsP buried-mesa, non-planar-substrate and laterally-lossy devices. The high-power laser section contains the various means of achieving high-power reliable single-mode operation and a description and comparison of major types of high-power AlGaAs devices. Emphasis is placed on the performance of the constricted double-heterojunction large-optical-cavity (CDH-LOC) laser. A brief discussion of single-mode stabilization and device dynamic behavior is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1982
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 0340, Future Trends in Fiber Optic Communications, (11 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933664
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Dan Botez, RCA Laboratories/David Sarnoff Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0340:
Future Trends in Fiber Optic Communications
Charles W. Kleekamp, Editor(s)

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