Title: Laser nearfield measurements

Citation
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

Description

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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