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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1999
  • pp: 826–828

High-sensitivity intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy with vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting semiconductor lasers

A. Garnache, A. A. Kachanov, F. Stoeckel, and R. Planel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 12, pp. 826-828 (1999)

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We report the demonstration of high-sensitivity intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy with multiple-quantum-well vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting semiconductor lasers (VECSEL’s). A detection limit of 3×10-10 cm -1 has been achieved. The spectrotemporal dynamics of a VECSEL in the 1030-nm wavelength region has been studied. The laser was operating cw at room temperature, with a baseline signal-to-noise ratio as high as 400. The laser was optically pumped with a threshold as low as 80 mW and was broadly tunable over a spectral range of ~75 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(010.1120) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Air pollution monitoring
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

A. Garnache, A. A. Kachanov, F. Stoeckel, and R. Planel, "High-sensitivity intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy with vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting semiconductor lasers," Opt. Lett. 24, 826-828 (1999)

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