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15 January 1996 Advances in high-power fiber-coupled laser diodes
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Proceedings Volume 2610, Laser Diode Chip and Packaging Technology; (1996)
Event: Photonics East '95, 1995, Philadelphia, PA, United States
We describe advances in the development of high-power diffraction-limited lasers for single- mode fiber-coupled sources. The development of the tapered amplifier has led to the realization of a monolithic MOPA diode laser, which provides up to 3 W cw of single-spatial- mode output power. We further describe the implementation of the MOPA in fiber-coupled architectures that provide up to 1.2 W cw coupled into a single-mode optical fiber and some of the optical considerations unique to devices based on tapered amplifiers.
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Robert J. Lang, Frank Shum, Gary L. Harnagel, Ross Parke, Stephen O'Brien, Jo S. Major Jr., David G. Mehuys, Richard R. Craig, David F. Welch, and Donald R. Scifres "Advances in high-power fiber-coupled laser diodes", Proc. SPIE 2610, Laser Diode Chip and Packaging Technology, (15 January 1996);


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