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New Developments in Tunable Diode Laser Sources Relevant to Infrared Fiberoptics Technology
Author(s): David L. Wall
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Paper Abstract

Significant improvements in the performance and availability of mid-infrared transmitting optical fibers have taken place over the past several years. The ultimate goal is the development of a new generation of ultra-low loss fiberoptic communication systems to someday replace the existing silica fiber technology. Concurrent with these fiber improvements have been developments in the field of mid-in-frared semiconductor laser sources, specifically tunable lead-salt diode laser (TDL) technology. TDL's represent the only commercially available semiconductor laser technology which gives access to the important 3-30μm spectral region. In this paper, issues of performance and reliability of currently available TDL device structures will be discussed. New, more advanced device structures particularly well suited to fiberoptics technology will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0618, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers IV, (12 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961116
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David L. Wall, Spectra-Physics Laser Analytics Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0618:
Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers IV
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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