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facet erosion
In laser diodes, a phenomenon in which a high field intensity of stimulated optical radiation causes degradation of the facets, i.e., those forming the cavity mirrors, decreasing reflectivity and resulting in a decrease of the internal quantum efficiency and an increase in the threshold current.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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