Based on the off-axis theory, a model for describing the far field with the bipeak structure of a high-power laser diode is proposed. The computed results agree well with the measured far-field data of practical devices. A minimum overall error criterion for fitting the theoretical model with the measured data is also given. The results show that the overall error of this model is less than 5% for popular laser diodes. This model has a simple mathematical structure and can be easily used to design the beam-shaping system and to analyze the propagation properties when the laser beam passes through an optic system.
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(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
Xiaodong Zeng, Zhejun Feng, and Yuying An, "Far-Field Expression of a High-Power Laser Diode," Appl. Opt. 43, 5168-5172 (2004)