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Coupling Properties Of Semiconductor Lasers To Collimating Optics
Author(s): Elmar E. Wagner; Jorg Angerstein; Klaus Petermann
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Paper Abstract

Semiconductor lasers are used to an increasing extent in electro-optical systems. The highly divergent emission of the laser is usually collimated into a parallel beam. The properties of the collimated beam are directly related to the properties of emission. The physical origin of far-field distribution, wave aberration, astigmatism and polarization are discussed and related to the properties of the collimated beam. Refractive-index guided and gain-guided lasers are compared with regard to maximum output power, coupling efficiency, wave aberrations, and feedback-induced noise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0396, Advances in Laser Scanning and Recording, (26 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935269
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Elmar E. Wagner, Telefunken electronic (Germany)
Jorg Angerstein, Telefunken electronic (Germany)
Klaus Petermann, AEG-Telefunken Laboratories (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0396:
Advances in Laser Scanning and Recording
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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