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High Power, Single Optical Frequency, Composite-Cavity Laser Diodes
Author(s): W. E. Stephens; T. R. Joseph; T. Findakly
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Paper Abstract

A composite-cavity laser diode demonstrated high power, single optical frequency operation under both CW and modulated conditions. This device consisted of an Al GaAs CSP laser coupled to an external cavity constructed from a 1 mm long single mode ion exchange waveguide. With an average optical power of 10 mW, the composite-cavity laser diode demonstrated a sidemode suppression ratio greater than 577:1 under CW conditions and a side mode suppression ratio of greater than 100:1 under modulation with a modulation index of 1.10 at 100 Mbps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0517, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering I, (29 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945136
Show Author Affiliations
W. E. Stephens, TRW Electro-optics Research Center (United States)
T. R. Joseph, TRW Electro-optics Research Center (United States)
T. Findakly, TRW Electro-optics Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0517:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering I
Daniel B. Ostrowsky; Sriram Sriram, Editor(s)

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