TITLE

Array mode selection utilizing an external cavity configuration

AUTHOR(S)
Yaeli, Joseph; Streifer, William; Scifres, Donald R.; Cross, Peter S.; Thornton, Robert L.; Burnham, Robert D.
PUB. DATE
July 1985
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;7/15/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report operation of a ten-stripe, gain-guided, phase-locked diode laser in an external cavity configuration. The laser radiates in a single narrow (1°) lobe. Such lasers generally lase in the highest order array mode, L = 10, which radiates in a twin-lobe far-field pattern. With one antireflection-coated facet and a slit spatial filter, the laser has been operated in the L = 1, 2, 3 or 10 array modes. A theoretical explanation of the spatial filter function is included.
ACCESSION #
9817849

 

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