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Total Internal Reflection End Mirror Laser Diode Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056129D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

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Comerford, LD [+details]


The drive stripe of a solid-state laser is curved and either bifurcated or folded so that at the back laser facet, the angle of incidence is sufficiently low to obtain total internal reflection. As a result, no optical power is lost from the back facet.