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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4518–4530

High-power arrays of quantum cascade laser master-oscillator power-amplifiers

Patrick Rauter, Stefan Menzel, Anish K. Goyal, Christine A. Wang, Antonio Sanchez, George Turner, and Federico Capasso  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4518-4530 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.004518


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Abstract

We report on multi-wavelength arrays of master-oscillator power-amplifier quantum cascade lasers operating at wavelengths between 9.2 and 9.8 μm. All elements of the high-performance array feature longitudinal (spectral) as well as transverse single-mode emission at peak powers between 2.7 and 10 W at room temperature. The performance of two arrays that are based on different seed-section designs is thoroughly studied and compared. High output power and excellent beam quality render the arrays highly suitable for stand-off spectroscopy applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2013
Published: February 13, 2013

Citation
Patrick Rauter, Stefan Menzel, Anish K. Goyal, Christine A. Wang, Antonio Sanchez, George Turner, and Federico Capasso, "High-power arrays of quantum cascade laser master-oscillator power-amplifiers," Opt. Express 21, 4518-4530 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-4-4518


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