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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2006
  • pp: 5160–5163

Analysis of error yielded by scalar approximation to the properties of laser diode beams

Dong Hongzhou, Shi Shunxiang, and Chen Shouman  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 21, pp. 5160-5163 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.005160


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Abstract

Based on the vector Rayleigh–Sommerfeld far-field diffraction integral formula, a vector model for describing the far field of a laser diode is proposed beyond the paraxial approximation. Through the analysis of the error yielded by the scalar approximation to the properties of laser diode beams, it is found that the error is only correlative with propagation distance and the coordinate perpendicular to the junction plane, and there is a certain relationship between the error and a space angle.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2006

Citation
Dong Hongzhou, Shi Shunxiang, and Chen Shouman, "Analysis of error yielded by scalar approximation to the properties of laser diode beams," Appl. Opt. 45, 5160-5163 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-21-5160


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