Coherent coupling of lateral modes is suggested to explain the phenomena associated with beam-steering kinks, which appear in the L-I curves of many ridge waveguide lasers. The analysis that is presented explains quantitatively the previously reported experiments.
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Martin Achtenhagen, Amos A. Hardy, and Christoph S. Harder, "Coherent Kinks in High-Power Ridge Waveguide Laser Diodes," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 2225- (2006)