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Semiconductor Laser Power Amplifier
Author(s): S. H. Macomber; P. Akkapeddi; A. Montroll
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Paper Abstract

Wide stripe semiconductor lasers can be used as optical power amplifiers for obtaining high power single spatial mode output beams. Anti-reflection coatings deposited on the facets of semiconductor lasers effectively suppress any self-oscillation. The input beam from a single spatial mode, low power master oscillator was injected into a laser diode amplifier using microscope objectives and cylindrical lenses. Our system produced up to 300 mW of continuous wave output power with good preservation of the master oscillator beam quality after transmission through the power amplifier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0723, Progress in Semiconductor Laser Diodes, (14 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937680
Show Author Affiliations
S. H. Macomber, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
P. Akkapeddi, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
A. Montroll, MRJ, Inc (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0723:
Progress in Semiconductor Laser Diodes
Elliot G. Eichen, Editor(s)

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