16 June 1993 Self-stabilization of fundamental in-phase mode in resonant antiguided laser arrays
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Proceedings Volume 1850, Laser Diode Technology and Applications V; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146912
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The effect of gain spatial hole burning on antiguided arrays is analyzed for the first time. Nonresonant devices, due to the nonuniformity of the in-phase-mode intensity profile, experience self-focusing and multimode operation with increasing drive level similar to the behavior of evanescent-wave-coupled devices. Resonant and near-resonant devices (i.e. resonant-optical-waveguide (ROW) arrays), due to the uniformity of the in-phase mode, display some mild defocusing with increasing drive level, while the nearest high-order mode cannot reach threshold up to drive levels in excess of 10X threshold. These results explain the fundamental single-mode stability of ROW arrays, in excellent agreement with experimental data.
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Rashit F. Nabiev, Rashit F. Nabiev, Xianmin Yi, Xianmin Yi, Pochi Yeh, Pochi Yeh, Dan Botez, Dan Botez, } "Self-stabilization of fundamental in-phase mode in resonant antiguided laser arrays", Proc. SPIE 1850, Laser Diode Technology and Applications V, (16 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146912; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146912

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