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Advanced Laser Diode Structures For Space Communication Systems
Author(s): D. L. Begley; D. K. Wagner; D. S. Hill
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Paper Abstract

Single quantum well (SQW) lasers have recently been shown to offer superior performance compared with conventional double heterostructures. These devices have demonstrated very low threshold current densities, high efficiency, and high output powers. The application of SQW laser diodes to free-space laser communication systems is expected to have significant impact on total system performance and increase the utility and viability of many system concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0756, Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems, (3 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940019
Show Author Affiliations
D. L. Begley, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics (United States)
D. K. Wagner, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics (United States)
D. S. Hill, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0756:
Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems
Kul B. Bhasin; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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