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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 13 — Jun. 25, 2007
  • pp: 8212–8217

Tunable, single-frequency, diode-pumped 2.3μm VECSEL

J.-M. Hopkins, A. J. Maclean, E. Riis, N. Schulz, M. Rattunde, C. Manz, K. Köhler, J. Wagner, and D. Burns  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 13, pp. 8212-8217 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.008212


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Abstract

We report high-performance single-frequency operation of a directly diode-pumped GaSb-based vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL) at 2.3μm. Tunability of 70nm and a maximum single frequency output of 0.68W is demonstrated.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2007
Published: June 18, 2007

Citation
J.-M. Hopkins, A. J. Maclean, D. Burns, E. Riis, N. Schulz, M. Rattunde, C. Manz, K. Köhler, and J. Wagner, "Tunable, Single-frequency, Diode-pumped 2.3μm VECSEL," Opt. Express 15, 8212-8217 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-13-8212


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