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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 6 — May. 25, 2012

1 W at 785 nm from a frequency-doubled wafer-fused semiconductor disk laser

Antti Rantamäki, Jussi Rautiainen, Jari Lyytikäinen, Alexei Sirbu, Alexandru Mereuta, Eli Kapon, and Oleg G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 9046-9051 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.009046


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Abstract

We demonstrate an optically pumped semiconductor disk laser operating at 1580 nm with 4.6 W of output power, which represents the highest output power reported from this type of laser. 1 W of output power at 785 nm with nearly diffraction-limited beam has been achieved from this laser through intracavity frequency doubling, which offers an attractive alternative to Ti:sapphire lasers and laser diodes in a number of applications, e.g., in spectroscopy, atomic cooling and biophotonics.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2012
Published: April 3, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Antti Rantamäki, Jussi Rautiainen, Jari Lyytikäinen, Alexei Sirbu, Alexandru Mereuta, Eli Kapon, and Oleg G. Okhotnikov, "1 W at 785 nm from a frequency-doubled wafer-fused semiconductor disk laser," Opt. Express 20, 9046-9051 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-8-9046


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