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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2002
  • pp: 167–169

External resonator design for high-power laser diodes that yields 400mW of TEM00 power

Volker Raab and Ralf Menzel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 167-169 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000167


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Abstract

Normal diode lasers with average output powers of 1 W or more exhibit bad beam quality and therefore cannot be applied for high-precision applications or nonlinear optics. Therefore an external output coupling mirror was used in our experiments. Diffraction-limited operation was achieved, which yielded 400 mW of power and a factor-of-12 improvement in brightness. With this resonator type 1.1 W of average output power was also obtained, with a beam propagation factor of 2.6 in the slow axis; fast axis emission is always diffraction limited.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

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Volker Raab and Ralf Menzel, "External resonator design for high-power laser diodes that yields 400mW of TEM00 power," Opt. Lett. 27, 167-169 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-3-167


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