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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 1998
  • pp: 21–28

Beam propagation behavior in a quasi-stadium laser diode

Takehiro Fukushima, S. A. Biellak, Y. Sun, and A. E. Siegman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 21-28 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.2.000021


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Abstract

The beam propagation behavior of a quasi-stadium laser diode is theoretically investigated. The resonator that we analyzed consists of one flat end-mirror, one convex curved end-mirror and two straight side wall mirrors. The cavity dimension is much larger than the oscillation wavelength. We derived one-dimensional Huygen’s integral equations for this laser cavity and carried out eigenmode calculations using the Fox and Li mode calculation method taking into account the effect of the side wall reflections and visualized the propagation beams. Unique beam propagation behaviors were obtained. These results well agree with our previous experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators

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History
Original Manuscript: October 21, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 1997
Published: January 5, 1998

Citation
Takehiro Fukushima, S. Biellak, Yan Sun, and Anthony Siegman, "Beam propagation behavior in a quasi-stadium laser diode," Opt. Express 2, 21-28 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-2-2-21


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