Photonic crystal spatial filtering in broad aperture diode laser
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Broad aperture semiconductor lasers usually suffer from low spatial quality of the emitted beams. Due to the highly compact character of such lasers, the use of conventional intracavity spatial filters is problematic. We demonstrate that extremely compact photonic crystal spatial filters, incorporated into a laser resonator, can improve the beam spatial quality and, correspondingly, increase the brightness of the emitted radiation. We report the decrease in the M2 value from 47 down to 28 due to photonic crystal spatial intracavity filtering and the increase in the brightness by a factor of 1.5, giving a proof of principle of intracavity photonic crystal spatial filtering in broad area semiconductor lasers.
CitationGawali, S. [et al.]. Photonic crystal spatial filtering in broad aperture diode laser. "Applied physics letters", 2 Octubre 2019, vol. 115, núm. 14, p. 141104-1-141104-5.