1 May 1990 Experimental measurements of modal transients and theoretical thermal modeling of laser diodes
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Abstract
Measurements of the simultaneous pulse response of the individual modes of high power laser diode arrays and broad-stripe laser diodes are presented in this paper. The modes of AlGaAs laser diodes were dispersed with an echelle grating and individually imaged onto a scanning avalanche photodiode (APD) and alternately a streak camera. Considerable power sharing over a period of 60 ns was observed among the modes of these lasers. Experimental conditions were varied and it was found that both the modulation depth and bias current had a considerable effect on the severity of the modal transients. The experimental modal transients were compared to theoretical values obtained using a finite element code to simulate temperature transients in the active area of the lasers.
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Wendy L. Lippincott, Wendy L. Lippincott, Anne E. Clement, Anne E. Clement, William C. Collins, William C. Collins, "Experimental measurements of modal transients and theoretical thermal modeling of laser diodes", Proc. SPIE 1219, Laser Diode Technology and Applications II, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18279; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18279
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