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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 7 — Jun. 25, 2012

Lowest-order axial and ring mode lasing in confocal quasi-stadium laser diodes

Takehiro Fukushima, Satoshi Sunada, Takahisa Harayama, Koichiro Sakaguchi, and Yasunori Tokuda  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 14, pp. 2515-2520 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.002515


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Abstract

We investigated the lasing modes of quasi-stadium laser diodes that have confocal cavity geometries, with stripe electrode contacts formed either along the cavity axis or a diamond-shaped trajectory. It was clearly demonstrated that by using narrow electrode contact patterns of 2 μm width, the lowest-order axial and ring modes were excited selectively. On the other hand, the second-lowest-order axial and ring modes were excited by using broad electrode patterns of 14 μm width. Experimentally obtained far-field patterns for lasers with broad and narrow electrode contact patterns agree very well with the simulation results obtained using an extended Fox–Li mode calculation method.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2012
Published: May 4, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Takehiro Fukushima, Satoshi Sunada, Takahisa Harayama, Koichiro Sakaguchi, and Yasunori Tokuda, "Lowest-order axial and ring mode lasing in confocal quasi-stadium laser diodes," Appl. Opt. 51, 2515-2520 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-14-2515


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