3 September 2010 Novel 300-watt single-emitter laser diodes for laser initiation applications
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Laser initiation of the various explosive materials requires a wide variety of energy densities. With funding from DARPA, Alfalight has developed a Surface-Emitting Distributed Feedback (SE-DFB) lasers. The technology allows a single laser diode to replace many of today's more complex solid state lasers in LIO applications. The highest-recorded continuous output power from a single emitter - 73 watts - is detailed along with peak pulsed powers exceeding 300 watts. Other beneficial properties such as wafer-level processing, surface output coupling and on-chip beam-shaping are among the attributes of this type of laser.
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Carter F. Hand, Carter F. Hand, } "Novel 300-watt single-emitter laser diodes for laser initiation applications", Proc. SPIE 7795, Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing VI, 779507 (3 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861447; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.861447
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