Lasers With Distributed Loss Have Sublinear Power Output Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2015 OSA. We provide a simple explanation for why laser media with distributed loss should have a sublinear output power characteristic. This understanding clarifies the role of long-range spatial hole burning in reducing the efficiency of semiconductor lasers, and is essential for optimizing power output.

name of conference

  • CLEO: 2015

published proceedings

  • Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest

author list (cited authors)

  • Mansuripur, T. S., de Naurois, G., Belyanin, A., & Capasso, F.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM