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Finite Element Analysis Of Thermal Transients In Multi-Stripe Laser Diode Arrays
Author(s): Wendy L. Lippincott; Anne E. Clement
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Paper Abstract

The NASTRAN finite element code was used to simulate the temperature transients in the active area of laser diode arrays caused by driving the array with a pulsed waveform. A ten-stripe multi-quantum-well (MQW) structure was used. The thermal impedance of the array was also determined and compared to experimental values obtained by monitoring the threshold dependance of the device during pulsed and cw operation. The single-stripe diode was also modeled for comparison purposes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1045, Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems, (31 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951326
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Wendy L. Lippincott, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
Anne E. Clement, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1045:
Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems
Donald L. Bullock, Editor(s)

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