Numerical simulations are an important tool for the design of opto-electronical components and devices. In
order to obtain realistic results, a multitude of physical effects and theories have to be included, e.g., Maxwell's
equations for lasing mode computations, heat transfer in active devices, and electronic transport. In our contribution
we perform coupled electro-thermal simulations of high power diode lasers. We analyze the temperature
dependence of the mode profile and far field characteristics. Our results will be compared to experimental
measurements of broad area lasers and will quantitatively describe the effect of thermal blooming.© (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Jan Pomplun ; Hans Wenzel ; Sven Burger ; Lin Zschiedrich ; Maria Rozova, et al.
"Thermo-optical simulation of high-power diode lasers", Proc. SPIE 8255, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XX, 825510 (February 6, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.909330; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.909330