High Power Diode Lasers

  • Christian Hanke
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 317)

Abstract

The unique features of semiconductor laser diodes open a wide field of applications. The high power capability of these devices in combination with high efficiency, small volume, a wide range of available wavelengths and the cost reduction by mass production are the main factors for the increasing use of laser diodes. The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the recent developments in the field of high power laser diodes. The scope is from single stripe lasers with diffraction limited beams to stacked laser arrays with kW-power capability.

Keywords

Argon Recombination Milling GaAs Beach 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Hanke
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  1. 1.Corporate Research and DevelopmentSiemens AGMunichGermany

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