Accession Number:

ADA167983

Title:

Optoelectronic Devices and Related Physical Phenomena in Thin Film Semiconductor Configurations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DEPT OF APPLIED PHYSICS

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

A research program in semiconductor lasers and related phenomena resulted in new understanding relating to coherent single lobe laser arrays and to structures displaying near-diffraction-limited output. Using our molecular beam epitaxial reactor, we have demonstrated new unstable resonator geometry of semiconductor laser which potentially are capable of producing large aperature high power without the need for arrays. Typical powers of approx. 0.4 Watt were demonstrated in a single mode. Basic theoretical analysis and experiments on noise in semiconductor lasers has resulted in a new quantum formulation which takes into account the amplitude to phase coupling. This coupling is characterized by a new dispersive parameter alpha. Direct measurement of alpha were performed. Keywords Laser arrays Optoelectronic devices Stable resonantor semiconductor lasers.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE