Abstract

We demonstrate 35W output peak power with M21.35 in both dimensions from a 100 element, 100μm pitch slab-coupled optical waveguide laser diode array using wavelength beam combining.

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  1. N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  5. C. C. Cook and T. Y. Fan, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 1999), p. 178.
  6. V. Daneu, A. Sanchez, T. Y. Fan, H. K. Choi, G. W. Turner, and C. C. Cook, Opt. Lett. 25, 405 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  7. S. J. Augst, A. K. Goyal, R. L. Aggarwal, T. Y. Fan, and A. Sanchez, Opt. Lett. 28, 331 (2003).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. S. Tidwell, S. Roman, D. Jander, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 4973, 42 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
  9. C. Hamilton, S. Tidwell, D. Meekhof, J. Seamans, N. Gitkind, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 5336, 1 (2004).
    [CrossRef]

2004

N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. Hamilton, S. Tidwell, D. Meekhof, J. Seamans, N. Gitkind, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 5336, 1 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

R. K. Huang, J. P. Donelly, L. J. Missaggia, C. T. Harris, J. Plant, D. E. Mull, and W. D. Goodhue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 900 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. J. Augst, A. K. Goyal, R. L. Aggarwal, T. Y. Fan, and A. Sanchez, Opt. Lett. 28, 331 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Tidwell, S. Roman, D. Jander, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 4973, 42 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000

Aggarwal, R. L.

Arlt, S.

N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Augst, S. J.

Botez, D.

D. Botez, in Diode Laser Arrays, D. Botez and D. R. Scrifres, eds. (Cambridge U. Press, 1994), pp. 1–67.
[CrossRef]

Choi, H. K.

Cook, C. C.

V. Daneu, A. Sanchez, T. Y. Fan, H. K. Choi, G. W. Turner, and C. C. Cook, Opt. Lett. 25, 405 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. C. Cook and T. Y. Fan, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 1999), p. 178.

Daneu, V.

Donelly, J. P.

R. K. Huang, J. P. Donelly, L. J. Missaggia, C. T. Harris, J. Plant, D. E. Mull, and W. D. Goodhue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 900 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Fan, T. Y.

S. J. Augst, A. K. Goyal, R. L. Aggarwal, T. Y. Fan, and A. Sanchez, Opt. Lett. 28, 331 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Daneu, A. Sanchez, T. Y. Fan, H. K. Choi, G. W. Turner, and C. C. Cook, Opt. Lett. 25, 405 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. C. Cook and T. Y. Fan, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 1999), p. 178.

Fily, A.

N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gitkind, N.

C. Hamilton, S. Tidwell, D. Meekhof, J. Seamans, N. Gitkind, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 5336, 1 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Goodhue, W. D.

R. K. Huang, J. P. Donelly, L. J. Missaggia, C. T. Harris, J. Plant, D. E. Mull, and W. D. Goodhue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 900 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Goyal, A. K.

Hamilton, C.

C. Hamilton, S. Tidwell, D. Meekhof, J. Seamans, N. Gitkind, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 5336, 1 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Harder, C. S.

N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Harris, C. T.

R. K. Huang, J. P. Donelly, L. J. Missaggia, C. T. Harris, J. Plant, D. E. Mull, and W. D. Goodhue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 900 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Huang, R. K.

R. K. Huang, J. P. Donelly, L. J. Missaggia, C. T. Harris, J. Plant, D. E. Mull, and W. D. Goodhue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 900 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Jander, D.

S. Tidwell, S. Roman, D. Jander, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 4973, 42 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Leger, J. R.

J. R. Leger, in Surface Emitting Semiconductor Lasers and Arrays, G. A. Evans and J. M. Hammer, eds. (Academic, 1993), pp. 379–433.

Lichtenstein, N.

N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lowenthal, D.

C. Hamilton, S. Tidwell, D. Meekhof, J. Seamans, N. Gitkind, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 5336, 1 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Tidwell, S. Roman, D. Jander, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 4973, 42 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Meekhof, D.

C. Hamilton, S. Tidwell, D. Meekhof, J. Seamans, N. Gitkind, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 5336, 1 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Missaggia, L. J.

R. K. Huang, J. P. Donelly, L. J. Missaggia, C. T. Harris, J. Plant, D. E. Mull, and W. D. Goodhue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 900 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mull, D. E.

R. K. Huang, J. P. Donelly, L. J. Missaggia, C. T. Harris, J. Plant, D. E. Mull, and W. D. Goodhue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 900 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Muller, J.

N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pawlik, S.

N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Plant, J.

R. K. Huang, J. P. Donelly, L. J. Missaggia, C. T. Harris, J. Plant, D. E. Mull, and W. D. Goodhue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 900 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Roman, S.

S. Tidwell, S. Roman, D. Jander, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 4973, 42 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Sanchez, A.

Schmidt, B. E.

N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Seamans, J.

C. Hamilton, S. Tidwell, D. Meekhof, J. Seamans, N. Gitkind, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 5336, 1 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sverdlov, B.

N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tidwell, S.

C. Hamilton, S. Tidwell, D. Meekhof, J. Seamans, N. Gitkind, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 5336, 1 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Tidwell, S. Roman, D. Jander, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 4973, 42 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Turner, G. W.

Weiss, S.

N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

R. K. Huang, J. P. Donelly, L. J. Missaggia, C. T. Harris, J. Plant, D. E. Mull, and W. D. Goodhue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 900 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

S. Tidwell, S. Roman, D. Jander, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 4973, 42 (2003).
[CrossRef]

C. Hamilton, S. Tidwell, D. Meekhof, J. Seamans, N. Gitkind, and D. Lowenthal, Proc. SPIE 5336, 1 (2004).
[CrossRef]

N. Lichtenstein, B. E. Schmidt, A. Fily, S. Weiss, S. Arlt, S. Pawlik, B. Sverdlov, J. Muller, and C. S. Harder, Proc. SPIE 5336, 77 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other

J. R. Leger, in Surface Emitting Semiconductor Lasers and Arrays, G. A. Evans and J. M. Hammer, eds. (Academic, 1993), pp. 379–433.

D. Botez, in Diode Laser Arrays, D. Botez and D. R. Scrifres, eds. (Cambridge U. Press, 1994), pp. 1–67.
[CrossRef]

C. C. Cook and T. Y. Fan, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 1999), p. 178.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Basic architecture of a wavelength beam combining experiment.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Wavelength versus near-field position of a 100 element SCOWL array in a WBC cavity at two times above threshold.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Far-field image of a beam-combined 100 element SCOWL array at four times above threshold. The measured beam quality is M 2 < 1.35 in both dimensions.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Left, peak output power versus current. Right, beam quality M 2 versus current.

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