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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 1997
  • pp: 4273–4277

Diode-laser-to-waveguide butt coupling: extremely short external cavity

Yakov Sidorin and Dennis Howe  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 18, pp. 4273-4277 (1997)

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An ultrashort composite cavity (≤10 µm in length) laser diode was used to verify experimentally a butt-coupling model that considers interference inside the external cavity and its influence on laser operation. The fine structure of an experimental coupled power versus laser-to-fiber separation curve is explained when a complex coupling coefficient is introduced into the model. The importance of the phase term of this coefficient and regions of validity of the modified butt-coupling model are also discussed.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 24, 1996
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 1997
Published: June 20, 1997

Yakov Sidorin and Dennis Howe, "Diode-laser-to-waveguide butt coupling: extremely short external cavity," Appl. Opt. 36, 4273-4277 (1997)

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