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Single-Mode AlGaAs Laser Diodes
Author(s): Dan Botez
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Paper Abstract

The major types-of AlGaAs laser structures that operate single-mode in cw operation are reviewed. The principles of spatial-mode stabilization are presented. The laser structures are divided into two categories according to their output powers for safe, reliable operation:. low-power (1-7 mW/facet) devices and high-power (15-30 mW/facet) devices. The performances of typical structures are described and experimental results relevant to single-mode operation are displayed. Finally, the devices' dynamic behavior, as related to their use in optical communication systems, is briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1980
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0224, Fiber Optics for Communications and Control, (19 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958687
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Dan Botez, David Sarnoff Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0224:
Fiber Optics for Communications and Control
Charles W. Kleekamp, Editor(s)

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