16 June 1993 Progress and properties of high-power coherent vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser arrays
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Proceedings Volume 1850, Laser Diode Technology and Applications V; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146896
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
We discuss the potential of using coherently-coupled vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays as high-intensity light sources. In particular, the design and performance of a novel two-dimensional phase-coupled grid Contact vertical cavity Surface Emitting Laser Array (C- SELA) is reported. We discuss the optical properties of the C-SELA; in addition to the usual out-of-phase array mode, we demonstrate in-phase SELA coupling. We introduce a simple physical model to describe our experimental results. Over 1.2 Watt optical power emission is obtained at room temperature from an electrically-excited 10 X 10 C-SELA. This laser array exhibited a low threshold current density of only 600 Amps/cm2 and over 60% single-ended differential quantum efficiency.
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Robert A. Morgan, Robert A. Morgan, Keisuke Kojima, Keisuke Kojima, L. E. Rogers, L. E. Rogers, Gregory D. Guth, Gregory D. Guth, Ronald E. Leibenguth, Ronald E. Leibenguth, Marlin W. Focht, Marlin W. Focht, Moses T. Asom, Moses T. Asom, T. Mullally, T. Mullally, William A. Gault, William A. Gault, } "Progress and properties of high-power coherent vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser arrays", Proc. SPIE 1850, Laser Diode Technology and Applications V, (16 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146896; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146896


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