FUSING OF DIODE LASERS
Original Publication Date: 1985-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Diode lasers are quite susceptible to damage due to current surges applied to the device. For example, the application of open circuit voltage from the power supply prior to the insertion of the laser in the line circuit will cause, upon its subsequent insertion in the line circuit, a sudden current surge through the laser which will destroy i t due to the low resistance value of the laser, which is on the order of 2 ohms.