Title: Laser nearfield measurements

Elliott S (2018). Laser nearfield measurements. Cardiff University. http://doi.org/10.17035/d.2018.0044311604

Access Rights: Data can be made freely available subject to attribution

Access Method: Click to email a request for this data to opendata@cardiff.ac.uk

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Dataset Details

Publisher: Cardiff University

Date (year) of data becoming publicly available: 2018

Coverage start date: 10/12/2015

Coverage end date: 11/12/2015

Data format: jpg, png, txt, docx, pdf

Software Required: none

Estimated total storage size of dataset: Less than 100 megabytes

Number of Files In Dataset: 112

DOI : 10.17035/d.2018.0044311604

DOI URL: http://doi.org/10.17035/d.2018.0044311604


The threshold current density of a laser is an important figure of merit. Threshold current densities are produced using widths derived from the FWHM of optical near field measurements. The infrared light emitted from the facet of the laser is imaged using a lens onto a ccd array, the resulting image being saved as a jpeg (.jpg or .png). Cross sections are taken of the image in the form of intensity versus pixel number and displayed as line profiles, selecting the one with the largest intensity. These are stored as text files. (.txt) Multiple plots can be stored in special text files with headers (.epw) which will open in a normal text editor etc or that will generate a plot if the data is opened using Easyplot graph plotting software. The plots are calibrated against the measured device width.

Research results based upon these data are piblished at http://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2016.21

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