16 June 1993 Coherent 1-W cw operation of large-aperture resonant arrays of antiguides
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Proceedings Volume 1850, Laser Diode Technology and Applications V; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146904
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Near-diffraction-limited CW operation at 1 W power level is demonstrated, for the first time, from all-monolithic phase-locked diode-laser arrays. In pulsed operation purely diffraction- limited beams (0.4 degree(s) lobewidth) are obtained from relatively large-aperture (120 micrometers ) devices to power levels of 1 W, with 70% of the energy in the central lobe at 0.1 W. These record-high coherent powers are obtained from 20-element resonant-optical-waveguide (ROW) arrays of antiguided diode lasers by significantly increasing the aperture width while maintaining strong discrimination against high-order array modes via Talbot-type spatial filters.
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Charles Zmudzinski, Dan Botez, Luke J. Mawst, and Chan A. Tu "Coherent 1-W cw operation of large-aperture resonant arrays of antiguides", Proc. SPIE 1850, Laser Diode Technology and Applications V, (16 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146904; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146904

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