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Coherence and focusing properties of unstable resonator semiconductor lasers

Mittelstein, M. and Salzman, J. and Venkatesan, T. and Lang, R. and Yariv, A. (1985) Coherence and focusing properties of unstable resonator semiconductor lasers. Applied Physics Letters, 46 (10). pp. 923-925. ISSN 0003-6951. doi:10.1063/1.95822.

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The emission characteristics of unstable resonator semiconductor lasers were measured. The output of an 80-µm-wide laser consists of a diverging beam with a virtual source 5 µm wide located 50 µm behind the laser facet. A high degree of spatial coherence of the laser output was measured, indicating single lateral mode operation for currents I ~< 3 Ith.

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Additional Information:© 1985 American Institute of Physics. Received 26 November 1984; accepted 25 February 1985. This research is supported by grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Office of Naval Research. J.S., R.L. and M.M. would like to acknowledge the support of the Bantrell Postdoctoral Fellowship, the National Science Foundation, and the German National Scholarship Foundation, respectively.
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