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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 3845–3859

Spatially-resolved self-heterodyne spectroscopy of lateral modes of broad-area laser diodes

Nikolai Stelmakh and Michael Vasilyev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 3845-3859 (2014)

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We investigate the fine structure of the optical spectrum of a broad-area laser diode with approximately 30-MHz resolution using spatially-resolved self-heterodyning technique. We show that this method is capable of measuring the relative powers and spacings of the individual lateral modes.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2014
Published: February 11, 2014

Nikolai Stelmakh and Michael Vasilyev, "Spatially-resolved self-heterodyne spectroscopy of lateral modes of broad-area laser diodes," Opt. Express 22, 3845-3859 (2014)

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