Semiconductor disk lasers for the generation of visible and ultraviolet radiation

S. Calvez, J.E. Hastie, M. Guina, O. Okhotnikov, M.D. Dawson

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Abstract

Recent developments in semiconductor disk lasers (SDLs) generating visible or ultraviolet light are reviewed. After an introduction on potential applications, we discuss how the combination of vertical-emitting semiconductor GaAs-based structures and intra-cavity nonlinear conversion techniques can be successfully exploited to uniquely meet demands for continuous-wave radiation in the visible and ultraviolet spectral range. To do so, an overview of the device operating princi- ples and performance is presented highlighting the underlying material considerations, semiconductor structural designs, thermal management techniques and suitable cavity configurations. This summary is completed by a presentation of new developments in the field, with a particular focus on the trends towards miniaturization.
LanguageEnglish
Pages407-434
Number of pages27
JournalLaser and Photonics Reviews
Volume3
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2009

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Videodisks
Ultraviolet radiation
ultraviolet radiation
Semiconductor materials
lasers
structural design
cavities
miniaturization
Structural design
Temperature control
continuous radiation
electromagnetic radiation
trends
Radiation
configurations

Keywords

  • semiconductor lasers
  • ultraviolet
  • VECSEL
  • vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers
  • semiconductor disk lasers
  • frequency doubling
  • miniaturization
  • microchip lasers

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In: Laser and Photonics Reviews, Vol. 3, No. 5, 13.01.2009, p. 407-434.

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