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18 August 2004 Mode beating in tapered high-power lasers
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The evolution of the optical beam profile along a high-power tapered semiconductor amplifier has been demonstrated by using a rigorous finite element-based and full-vectorial modal solution, coupled with the beam propagation approach. Numerically simulated results indicate that many higher order modes are generated and propagate along the tapered structure and their interference with the fundamental mode causes variations of the optical beam, both along the transverse and the axial directions, which significantly modify the output beam quality. Key words: Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers, Numerical Analysis, Finite element method, Beam propagation method.
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B. M. Azizur Rahman, Riyadh A Abdallah, Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, Anu Parameswaran, and Kenneth T. V. Grattan "Mode beating in tapered high-power lasers", Proc. SPIE 5451, Integrated Optics and Photonic Integrated Circuits, (18 August 2004);

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