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1 October 1991 Air Force program in coherent semiconductor lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1501, Advanced Laser Concepts and Applications; (1991)
Event: ECO4 (The Hague '91), 1991, The Hague, Netherlands
The Air Force has played a leading role in the development of coherent semiconductor diode lasers since 1985. Because of their high efficiency and small size, these lasers have great potential for use in a variety of applications. In order to advance the technical base in the area of semiconductor lasers, the Air Force has awarded many development contracts as well as established a strong in-house modelling and characterization capability. This paper discusses the various techniques for achieving high-power, coherent, semiconductor laser sources. Among these are the use of broad area, single stripe sources, linear edge emitting arrays, surface emitting arrays, external cavities, and a phase conjugate master oscillator power amplifier system. The various techniques and their relative merits are discussed.
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Ruth D. Kennett and John C. Frazier "Air Force program in coherent semiconductor lasers", Proc. SPIE 1501, Advanced Laser Concepts and Applications, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46862;

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