Thermal Properties

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Abstract

Many applications of GaN-based laser diodes require a stable output in pulsed or fast modulated operation and a high output power. Self-heating of the devices due to ohmic losses and non-radiative recombination is a limiting factor, as an increase in device temperature results in a reduction of output power, a redshift of the emission wavelength, and thermal lensing. Therefore it is crucial to investigate the mechanisms of self-heating in laser diodes.

Keywords

Laser Diode Thermal Resistance Center Wavelength Longitudinal Mode Slope Efficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF)FreiburgGermany

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