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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9519–9527

Transverse spatial structure of a high Fresnel number Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser

X. Hachair, S. Barbay, T. Elsass, I. Sagnes, and R. Kuszelewicz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9519-9527 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.009519


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Abstract

The transverse spatial structure of an optically-pumped, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser is investigated experimentally. The Fresnel number of the laser cavity is controlled with an intracavity lens. We show how the emission profile changes when passing from a low to a high Fresnel number configuration and analyze the RF spectrum of the total laser intensity. Though the laser operates in a multi-longitudinal mode configuration, the transverse profile of the laser emission shows well organized patterns.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(140.7270) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2008
Published: June 13, 2008

Citation
X. Hachair, S. Barbay, T. Elsass, I. Sagnes, and R. Kuszelewicz, "Transverse spatial structure of a high Fresnel number Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser," Opt. Express 16, 9519-9527 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-13-9519


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