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Highly reliable high-power cw AlGaAs (808 nm) 1-cm bar laser diodes for Nd:YAG pump application
Author(s): Masamichi Sakamoto; Richard R. Craig; John G. Endriz
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Paper Abstract

The reliability of high power continuous-wave (CW) 1 cm monolithic AlGaAs (808 nm) laser diodes is extensively investigated. Lasers with two total aperture sizes, 1800 micrometers and 3000 micrometers , are life tested at power levels of 10 W and 20 W, respectively for 1500 hours to 4000 hours at 30 degree(s)C heatsink temperature. These lasers exhibit no failures during the lifetests (total device hours of 45,000 hours for the 10 W lasers and 42,000 hours for the 20 W lasers). We demonstrate a mean time between failures (MTBF) exceeding 50,000 hours and a median life (ML) of 40,000 hours for the 10 W laser diode and a MTBF over 48,000 hours and a ML of 13,000 hours for the 20 W laser diode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2379, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206460
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Masamichi Sakamoto, SDL, Inc. (United States)
Richard R. Craig, SDL, Inc. (United States)
John G. Endriz, SDL, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2379:
Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals
Gregory J. Quarles; Leon Esterowitz; Lap Kin Cheng, Editor(s)

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