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