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Linear tailored gain broad area semiconductor lasers

Lindsey, Christopher P. and Mehuys, David and Yariv, Amnon (1987) Linear tailored gain broad area semiconductor lasers. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 23 (6). pp. 775-787. ISSN 0018-9197. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LINieeejqe87

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Abstract

Tailored gain semiconductor lasers capable of high-power operation with single-lobed, nearly diffraction limited beamwidths only a few degrees wide have been demonstrated in proton implanted chirped arrays and "halftone" broad area lasers. We analyze lasers with a linear gain gradient, and obtain analytic approximations for their unsaturated optical eigenmodes. Unlike a uniform array, the fundamental mode of a linear tailored gain laser is the lasing mode at threshold. Mode discrimination may be controlled by varying the spatial gain gradient. All modes of asymmetric tailored gain waveguides have single-lobed far-field patterns offset from 0°. Finally, we utilize tailored gain broad area lasers to make a measurement of the anti-guiding parameter, and find b = 2.5 +/- 0.5, in agreement with previous results.


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