Diode-laser array modes

Discrete and continuous models and their stability

P. K. Jakobsen, Robert A Indik, Jerome V Moloney, Alan C Newell, H. G. Winful, L. Raman

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Abstract

A new class of mode profiles appropriate to large one-dimensional evanescently coupled laser diode arrays can be conveniently approximated by solutions to a Riccatti equation derived from a continuous model of the discrete array. Solutions of the latter model are shown to agree with the continuous solutions in the large-N limit. The continuous model has the advantage that new types of discrete array modes can readily be identified. Stability analyses of the discrete array modes as a function of increasing N confirm that these laser systems are intrinsically unstable in the free-running mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1674-1680
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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Diode-laser array modes : Discrete and continuous models and their stability. / Jakobsen, P. K.; Indik, Robert A; Moloney, Jerome V; Newell, Alan C; Winful, H. G.; Raman, L.

In: Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, Vol. 8, No. 8, 1991, p. 1674-1680.

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