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Simulation of semiconductor lasers with quasi-continuous unstable resonators and comparison with experimental data
Author(s): Alan H. Paxton; Swaminathan T. Srinivasan; David J. Gallant; Salvador Guel-Sandoval; Stephen D. Hersee
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Paper Abstract

Data from regrown-lens-train lasers are used to validate a computer program for their simulation. Curves of light output as a function of current have been calculated and compare well with experimental data taken for three lasers with widely varying geometries. The optimum reflectivity of the front facet of a laser with a high-reflectivity back facet is calculated, and the output power is about the same as was obtained for the double- facet output of the experimental laser with uncoated facets. The power loss due to the finite width of the lenses is estimated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2146, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices II, (30 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178531
Show Author Affiliations
Alan H. Paxton, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Swaminathan T. Srinivasan, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
David J. Gallant, Rockwell Power Systems (United States)
Salvador Guel-Sandoval, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Stephen D. Hersee, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2146:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices II
Weng W. Chow; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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