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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 12817–12822

A 23-watt single-frequency vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser

Fan Zhang, Bernd Heinen, Matthias Wichmann, Christoph Möller, Bernardette Kunert, Arash Rahimi-Iman, Wolfgang Stolz, and Martin Koch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 12817-12822 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.012817


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Abstract

We report on a single-frequency semiconductor disk laser which generates 23.6 W output power in continuous wave operation, at a wavelength of 1013 nm. The high output power is a result of optimizing the chip design, thermal management and the cavity configuration. By applying passive stabilization techniques, the free-running linewidth is measured to be 407 kHz for a sampling time of 1 ms, while undercutting 100 kHz in the microsecond domain.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.7270) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 27, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2014
Published: May 19, 2014

Citation
Fan Zhang, Bernd Heinen, Matthias Wichmann, Christoph Möller, Bernardette Kunert, Arash Rahimi-Iman, Wolfgang Stolz, and Martin Koch, "A 23-watt single-frequency vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser," Opt. Express 22, 12817-12822 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-11-12817


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