Design considerations to increase the power-efficiency of a supper-large-optical-cavity waveguide structure diode laser

Institute of Applied Electronics, CAEP

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    The considerations in the epitaxial and longitudinal design of a supper-large-optical-cavity structure diode laser in the 976-nm band are numerically studied and presented here. Mode control layers were designed underneath and up the quantum well layer to suppress the lasing of high-order transverse modes. The electron leakage was suppressed by a band energy engineering, where the electron barrier increases from the p-waveguide layer to the p-cladding layer. The optimized structure has an internal loss of 0.66 cm-1, an internal quantum efficiency of 0.954, and a full width at half maximum vertical far-field angle of 17.4°. For the resonant cavity design, a liner current profile along the cavity was proposed to reduce the longitudinal spatial hole burning effect, where a power penalty of 1.0 W at 20 A is suppressed. The 4-mm-long and 100 μm wide broad-area single emitter with the supper-large-optical-cavity epitaxial structure was designed to have a high power-efficiency of about 71% at an output power of 21 W under continuous current injection at 25°C.

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  • Received:February 21,2022
  • Revised:April 21,2022
  • Adopted:April 21,2022
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