Modal properties of unstable resonator semiconductor lasers with a lateral waveguide

Salzman, J.; Lang, R.; Venkatesan, T.; Mittlestein, M.; Yariv, A.
September 1985
Applied Physics Letters;9/1/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p445
Academic Journal
The modal properties of unstable resonator lasers with a lateral waveguide have been analyzed, and an unstable resonator semiconductor laser with a real index lateral waveguide has been demonstrated. Output powers in excess of 400 mW were observed with a stable, highly coherent lateral field distribution. The incorporation of a lateral real index waveguide with the unstable resonator configuration results in an increase in the external quantum efficiency and the appearance of ripples in the lateral field distribution.


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