Beam propagation modelling of tapered waveguide lasers

K. A. Williams, I. H. White, A. Wonfor

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A dynamic beam propagation model allows design optimization of high power low divergence tapered waveguide lasers. The model is extended to include spatially-resolved temperature profiles and a temperature dependent gain. Using this model, design parameters such as the optimum facet reflectivity, taper angle, and waveguide dimension can be calculated for low far-field divergence and high continuous wave power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-60
Number of pages2
JournalLEOS Summer Topical Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 LEOS Summer Topical Meeting - Montreal, Can
Duration: 11 Aug 199715 Aug 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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