Microchip vertical external cavity surface-emitting lasers

J.E. Hastie, J.M. Hopkins, C.W. Jeon, S. Calvez, D. Burns, M.D. Dawson, R.H. Abram, E. Riis, IEEE, IEEE

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Abstract

In this paper we have demonstrated monolithic "microchip" vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VECSEL), in which a cavity is formed between the VECSEL semiconductor back mirror and a dielectric mirror coating on the outer surface of the heat spreader, and where pump-induced thermal lensing may provide cavity stability. We have demonstrated stable, high power operation of composite microchip VECSELs in the 850 nm and 980 nm wavelength region. We have achieved >350 mW output power at 850 nm and >2.5 W at 980 nm. These initial results strongly indicate the promise of the microchip VECSELs as a low cost, high power, compact and versatile source of laser light.
LanguageEnglish
Pages507-508
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2003

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Surface emitting lasers
Mirrors
Spreaders
Light sources
Pumps
Semiconductor materials
Coatings
Wavelength
Lasers
Composite materials
Costs
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • microchip
  • vertical external cavity
  • lasers
  • surface-emitting
  • VECSEL

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Hastie, J.E. ; Hopkins, J.M. ; Jeon, C.W. ; Calvez, S. ; Burns, D. ; Dawson, M.D. ; Abram, R.H. ; Riis, E. ; IEEE ; IEEE. / Microchip vertical external cavity surface-emitting lasers. In: IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting. 2003 ; Vol. 2. pp. 507-508.
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In: IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, Vol. 2, 27.10.2003, p. 507-508.

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