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An Aperture Shared Laser Diode Array Beam Combiner
Author(s): D. L. Begley; W. L. Casey; D. W. Martin
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Paper Abstract

An array of discrete semiconductor lasers utilizing graded index rod lenses as collimators, were fabricated to form a noncoherent laser beam combiner. 600 mW cw output power and 5.25% total efficiency was achieved in a 5 milliradian beam from a ten diode laser array. A technique of dichroically combining five arrays is also described.

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Date Published: 2 May 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0885, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies, (2 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.976563
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D. L. Begley, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)
W. L. Casey, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)
D. W. Martin, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0885:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies
David L. Begley; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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