GaN diode-pumping of red semiconductor disk laser

A. Smith, J.E. Hastie, H.D. Foreman, T. Leinonen, M. Guina, M.D. Dawson

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A red-wavelength semiconductor disk laser (SDL) optically pumped by gallium nitride laser diodes is reported. This is believed to be the first demonstration of a directly diode-pumped visible wavelength SDL. In this initial demonstration, pump-power-limited continuous-wave output power up to 12.2 mW was achieved around room temperature in a single transverse mode with 2 output coupling. Insertion of an intracavity birefringent filter allowed tuning of the output over 11 nm around a centre wavelength of 672 nm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1195-1196
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2008


  • birefringence
  • gallium compounds
  • laser modes
  • laser tuning
  • optical pumping
  • semiconductor lasers


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