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Some characteristics of an extremely-short-external-cavity laser diode realized by butt coupling a Fabry-Perot laser diode to a single-mode optical fiber.
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PMID:  18273278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
When butt coupling a Fabry-Perot laser diode to an extremely closely spaced waveguide (separation less than or equal to a few times the Rayleigh range of the laser beam), there is a trade-off between the optimal power coupling and the variation of the coupled laser diode's operational characteristics. Changes in the butt-coupling configuration parameters influence the coupling efficiency, as well as the strength of the feedback into the laser diode. Using a previously reported phenomenological model that treats the butt-coupled laser diode as an extremely short external-cavity (ESEC) device, we quantitatively describe how the butt-coupling parameters can be used to control the output power, threshold current, wavelength, and relative intensity noise of the ESEC laser diode. Our analyses are supported by experimental results. The importance of choosing the correct coordinate plane for evaluation of the overlap integrals that are used in the model is also discussed.
Y Sidorin; D Howe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied optics     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0003-6935     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Opt     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-14     Completed Date:  2009-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247660     Medline TA:  Appl Opt     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3256-63     Citation Subset:  -    
Optical Data Storage Center, Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0094, USA.
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