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Title:
Design of an optimum driver circuit for CW laser diodes
Author:
Hajiaghajani, Kazem, 1955-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A poorly designed drive circuit leads at best to unstable optical output power and/or frequency and at worst to permanent damage to the laser diode. Thermal stress on the laser diode junction and noise from various sources degrade the diode's performance and may result in its damage, and transients may destroy the laser diode outright. This thesis explores all failure mechanisms of a laser diode, and offers solutions to prevent and/or controll them. General drive circuit considerations and requirements of various demanding applications of a CW laser diode are discussed. Finally, a fully functional drive circuit is presented.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Liu, Ming-Kang

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDesign of an optimum driver circuit for CW laser diodesen_US
dc.creatorHajiaghajani, Kazem, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHajiaghajani, Kazem, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA poorly designed drive circuit leads at best to unstable optical output power and/or frequency and at worst to permanent damage to the laser diode. Thermal stress on the laser diode junction and noise from various sources degrade the diode's performance and may result in its damage, and transients may destroy the laser diode outright. This thesis explores all failure mechanisms of a laser diode, and offers solutions to prevent and/or controll them. General drive circuit considerations and requirements of various demanding applications of a CW laser diode are discussed. Finally, a fully functional drive circuit is presented.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLiu, Ming-Kangen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1351355en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27148531en_US
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