22 February 2017 Non-uniform DFB-surface-etched gratings for enhanced performance high power, high brightness broad area lasers
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Proceedings Volume 10086, High-Power Diode Laser Technology XV; 100860R (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2251835
Event: SPIE LASE, 2017, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Monolithic spectral stabilization is demonstrated in narrow-stripe broad-area lasers (NBA) with high power (5W), conversion efficiency (50%) and high brightness, by using optimized high-order surface-etched DFB gratings. However, surface etched gratings introduce a high index contrast into the semiconductor, leading to the scattering losses increasing rapidly with groove etch depth, limiting efficiency and yield. We therefore review progress in the exploitation of novel, non-uniform grating configurations for improved performance. Devices with non-uniform gratings whose groove etch depth decreases toward the front facet (apodized grating) are shown to operate with enhanced spectrally stable power (6W) compared to devices with uniform gratings.
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J. Decker, J. Decker, J. Fricke, J. Fricke, A. Maaßdorf, A. Maaßdorf, G. Erbert, G. Erbert, G. Tränkle, G. Tränkle, P. Crump, P. Crump, } "Non-uniform DFB-surface-etched gratings for enhanced performance high power, high brightness broad area lasers", Proc. SPIE 10086, High-Power Diode Laser Technology XV, 100860R (22 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2251835; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2251835
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