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Beam quality in monomode diode-lasers

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Serna Galán, Julio and Martínez Herrero, Rosario and Mejías Arias, Pedro Miguel (1992) Beam quality in monomode diode-lasers. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 24 (9). S881-S887. ISSN 0306-8919

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01588593


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Abstract

An analytic and measurable beam parameter is defined for beams emerging from heterojunction monomode diode lasers with very thin active layers, which provides a joint description of their focusing capabilities and far field divergence behaviour. This parameter can be of use as a figure of merit to compare either the output responses of this type of laser or the different optical systems employed to modify the laser beam. The minimum value of this parameter is determined. Also, it is shown that the beams emitted by these lasers cannot be transformed into circularly symmetric ones by any ABCD optical system. Finally, the possibility of achieving circularly symmetric intensities (at least to second order) and/or beam collimation at some plane is investigated, and its connection with the coupling efficiency between a monomode diode laser and an optical fibre is pointed out.


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© 1992 Chapman & Hall Ltd.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Wigner Distribution Function, Partially Coherent-Light, Optical-Systems, Model
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:22127
Deposited On:29 Jun 2013 18:32
Last Modified:29 Jun 2013 18:32

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