Abstract

Previous analytical approximations for the far-field radiation patterns of a double-heterostructure laser have been restricted by TE-mode propagation in slab waveguides. A model that is applicable to both TE- and TM-mode propagation either in a slab waveguide or in a multiple-quantum-well structure is developed. Results of computations agree with the measured irradiance profiles of visible diode lasers of wavelengths from 635 to 670 nm. A process for deriving far-field expressions in terms of the diode-laser parameters listed in data books is suggested. Astigmatic aberration present in the wave front is determined, and the final result is expressed in a form convenient for diffraction analysis of truncated focused (or collimated) diode-laser beams.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Far-field distribution of double-heterostructure diode laser beams

Xiaodong Zeng and Amir Naqwi
Appl. Opt. 32(24) 4491-4494 (1993)

Nonparaxial analysis of far-field properties of Gaussian beams diffracted at a circular aperture

Kailiang Duan and Baida Lü
Opt. Express 11(13) 1474-1480 (2003)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (45)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription