Focusing Characteristics of a Wide-Striped Laser Diode Integrated with a Microlens

Jun ichi Shimada, Osamu Ohguchi, Renshi Sawada

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We We developed a wide-striped laser diode integrated with a microlens that provides good focusing characteristics through a small focusing spot. We calculated and demonstrated that a 60-μm-wide core and a 1.9-pm-high ridge is the best structure for fundamental index-guiding mode oscillation of a wide-striped laser diode. We integrated a wide-striped laser diode with the developed microlens in the Fresnel diffraction field, and demonstrated that a device with a 60-μm-wide core has a minimum focusing spot width of 2.0 µm in the horizontal direction. Also, we estimated the wavefront in the Fresnel diffraction field from the working distance error of a lens designed for a collimated incident beam, and showed that the working distance error, focusing spot width, and sidelobe can be improved by this estimated wavefront.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-942
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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