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22 January 2013 Degradation mechanism of laser diodes for 880-nm band
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Proceedings Volume 8702, Laser Technology 2012: Progress in Lasers; 87020C (2013)
Event: Tenth Symposium on Laser Technology, 2012, Szczecin, Poland
The laser diodes (LD) have numerous applications and promise to become key elements for next generation laser technologies. LD are usually operated under conditions of heavy thermal load. As a result, the devices are affected by aging processes leading to changes of the operation parameters, degradation and, eventually, complete failure. Degradation of high power semiconductor lasers remains a serious problem for practical application of these devices. We investigated the effect of mounting induced strain and defects on the performance of high power laser. In this paper measurements of the temperature distribution and the electroluminescence along the cavity of InGaAs quantum well lasers before and after accelerated aging processes are presented. The electro-optical parameters of the high output power laser diodes, such as emission wavelength, output power, threshold current, slope efficiency, and operating lifetime are presented too.
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E. Dąbrowska, M. Nakielska, A. Kozłowska, M. Teodorczyk, K. Krzyżak, G. Sobczak, J. Kalbarczyk, and A. Maląg "Degradation mechanism of laser diodes for 880-nm band", Proc. SPIE 8702, Laser Technology 2012: Progress in Lasers, 87020C (22 January 2013);

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