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Lateral warefront measurements of high-power semiconductor lasers using a three-mirror cyclic interferometer
Author(s): Chung-Pin Cherng; Marek Osinski
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Paper Abstract

Many applications of high-power semiconductor lasers require a highly stable, single-mode, nearly diffractionlimited output beam. However, most existing devices tend to oscillate in several lateral modes. In the case of phased-array lasers, high-order supermodes with twin-lobed far-fields are usually dominant. Even when single-lobed operation is obtained, the far field is often much broader than the diffraction limit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1319, Optics in Complex Systems, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22144
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Chung-Pin Cherng, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Marek Osinski, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1319:
Optics in Complex Systems
F. Lanzl; H.-J. Preuss; G. Weigelt, Editor(s)

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