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Improved Performance Buried Heterostructure Window Lasers
Author(s): Jeffrey E Ungar; Nadav Bar-Chaim; Israel Ury
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Paper Abstract

The buried heterstructure laser, which possesses highly desirable characteristics such as low threshold current and single lobed output, but is limited to several mW of output by catastrophic optical mirror damage (COMD), has been combined with nonabsorbing facet technology to achieve CW outputs in the 100+ mW region. At high power levels kinkings and far field shifts may occur. An analysis of the laser is performed which indicates techniques for minimizing these effects. The analysis also indicates the possibility of circularizing the far field pattern.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0893, High Power Laser Diodes and Applications, (9 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944361
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Jeffrey E Ungar, Ortel Corporation (United States)
Nadav Bar-Chaim, Ortel Corporation (United States)
Israel Ury, Ortel Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0893:
High Power Laser Diodes and Applications
Luis Figueroa, Editor(s)

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