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Diode Lasers, Their Characteristics And Control
Author(s): Randy Kimball; Mark W. Dowley; Jane L. Arcus
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Paper Abstract

The rapid emergence of semiconductor lasers as a viable source is discussed and the problems relating to incorporation of diode lasers into systems are addressed. The characteristics which give rise to significant engineering challenges such as collimating, focusing, temperature stabilization and its effect on wavelength, modulation and stable current requirements will be identified and solutions offered. A turnkey diode laser system, the Diolite 800, is reviewed and its applicability to R&D and prototype use is pointed out. Off the shelf laser diode drivers (LDD's), collimating optics and thermoelectric coolers are mentioned and specific examples will be given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0740, Laser Diode Optics, (20 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939733
Show Author Affiliations
Randy Kimball, LiCONiX (United States)
Mark W. Dowley, LiCONiX (United States)
Jane L. Arcus, LiCONiX (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0740:
Laser Diode Optics
David W. Kuntz, Editor(s)

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