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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 1998
  • pp: 509–514

Enhanced diffraction limited output power of tapered gain semiconductor lasers

A. J. Kent, A. Egan, J. G. McInerney, and J. V. Moloney  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 12, pp. 509-514 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.2.000509


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Abstract

The spatiotemporal dynamics of linearly and trumpet flared high brightness semiconductor lasers are compared and contrasted using a comprehensive model built up from the microscopic physics. While both devices display complex multi longitudinal mode dynamics, the trumpet flared device is less susceptible to transverse filamentation instabilities and, hence, displays superior time-averaged far-field imaging properties.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Nonlinear and photorefractive fibers and waveguides

History
Original Manuscript: March 27, 1998
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 1998
Published: June 8, 1998

Citation
A. Kent, A. Egan, J. McInerney, and Jerome Moloney, "Enhanced diffiraction limited output powerof tapered gain semiconductor lasers," Opt. Express 2, 509-514 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-2-12-509


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