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High-power 1.5μm laser diodes for LIDAR applications

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE High Power Diode Lasers and Systems Conference (HPD)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-3097-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-3098-9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE High Power Diode Lasers and Systems Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

Publication series

NameIEEE High Power Diode Lasers and Systems Conference
ISSN (Print)2379-0385
ISSN (Electronic)2379-0393


ConferenceIEEE High Power Diode Lasers and Systems Conference
Period1/01/00 → …


We report on the development of high peak power laser diodes emitting in the $1.5 mu mathrm m$ wavelength band for eye-safe LIDAR applications. Different techniques for wavelength locking to and operation with a narrow emission spectrum are discussed. Furthermore, we review the strategies to increase the beam brightness. Recent progress in new epitaxial layer designs enabling high peak powers is also discussed. Finally, we discuss the performance of the laser diodes in terms of improvements they render possible for high-performance LIDAR systems.


  • Bulk gain region, DBR-laser, Eye safe laser, Gain Switching, LIDAR, Tapered laser, high brashness laser

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