We have simulated and optimized a conductive cooling structure including the distribution of temperature in active layer, and the deformation of laser to achieve high power operation with low SMILE value. Unlike the traditional conductive cooling structure, our structure improves the heat dissipation efficiency from three aspects: with angle structure in the front of heat sink; double side heat dissipation and without submount packaging technology. In this report, an output power of more than 250W CW from a 4 mm long laser bar with a filling factor of 50% is shown at 240A driving current with a power conversion efficiency of 65%. The thermal rollover of this packaging conductive cooling device can reach 385W at 400A driving current.
High power diode lasers have been widely used in many fields. To meet the requirements of high power and high reliability, passively cooled single bar CS-packaged diode lasers must be robust to withstand thermal fatigue and operate long lifetime. In this work, a novel complete indium-free double-side cooling technology has been applied to package passively cooled high power diode lasers. Thermal behavior of hard solder CS-package diode lasers with different packaging structures was simulated and analyzed. Based on these results, the device structure and packaging process of double-side cooled CS-packaged diode lasers were optimized. A series of CW 200W 940nm high power diode lasers were developed and fabricated using hard solder bonding technology. The performance of the CW 200W 940nm high power diode lasers, such as output power, spectrum, thermal resistance, near field, far field, smile, lifetime, etc., is characterized and analyzed.