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Broad Band Super Radiant Diode
Author(s): C. S. Wang
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Paper Abstract

Due to extremely high gain of semiconductor lasers, single pass light amplification can be realized by simply eliminating the Fabry-Perot cavity of a high gain laser diode using antireflection coatings. The resulting diode (Super Radiant Diode) has very low noise, high output power and a very broad spectrum. It also retains the low divergence of the light output of a laser diode. Thus, large amounts of light can be coupled into either multimode or single mode fibers. Applications of this diode in fiber optic sensors and fiber optic communications have shown dramatic performance improvement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0412, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors I, (19 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935795
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C. S. Wang, General Optronics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0412:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors I
Emery L. Moore; O. Glenn Ramer, Editor(s)

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