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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2005
  • pp: 77–81

High power CW red VECSEL with linearly polarized TEM00 output beam

Jennifer E. Hastie, Stephane Calvez, Martin D. Dawson, Tomi Leinonen, Antti Laakso, Jari Lyytikäinen, and Markus Pessa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 77-81 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.000077


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Abstract

High-power, continuous-wave operation at red wavelengths has been achieved with a vertical external cavity surface emitting laser based on the GaInP/AlGaInP/GaAs material system. Output power of 0.4W was obtained in a linearly polarized, circularly symmetric, diffraction-limited beam. A birefringent filter inserted in the cavity allowed tuning of the laser output spectrum over a 10nm range around 674nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2004
Published: January 10, 2005

Citation
Jennifer E. Hastie, Stephane Calvez, Martin D. Dawson, Tomi Leinonen, Antti Laakso, Jari Lyytikäinen, and Markus Pessa, "High power CW red VECSEL with linearly polarized TEM00 output beam," Opt. Express 13, 77-81 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-1-77


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