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High brightness 980 nm pump lasers ased on the Novalux extended cavity surface-emitting laser (NECSEL) concept
Author(s): John Gerard McInerney; Aram Mooradian; Alan Lewis; Andrei V. Shchegrov; Eva M. Strzelecka; Dicky Lee; Jason P. Watson; Michael K. Liebman; Glen P. Carey; Arvydas Umbrasas; Charles A. Amsden; Brad D. Cantos; William R. Hitchens; David L. Heald; Vincent V. Doan; J. L. Cannon; Kevin L. Lear
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Paper Abstract

We describe design, fabrication and performance of novel, electrically pumped, vertical compound cavity InGaAs lasers emitting at 980 and 920 nm. The concept is scalable and has been demonstrated using monolithic low power (~10 mW) devices all the way to high power extended cavity devices which have demonstrated 1 W cw multi-mode and 0.5 W cw in a TEM00 mode and a single frequency, with 90% coupling efficiency into a single-mode fiber. We also describe uncooled vertical compound cavity lasers in TO-56 can packages which produce 50-100 mW of fiber coupled power. Finally, recent developments in intracavity frequency doubling are summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4947, Laser Diodes, Optoelectronic Devices, and Heterogenous Integration, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.476231
Show Author Affiliations
John Gerard McInerney, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Aram Mooradian, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Alan Lewis, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Andrei V. Shchegrov, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Eva M. Strzelecka, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Dicky Lee, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Jason P. Watson, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Michael K. Liebman, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Glen P. Carey, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Arvydas Umbrasas, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Charles A. Amsden, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Brad D. Cantos, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
William R. Hitchens, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
David L. Heald, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Vincent V. Doan, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
J. L. Cannon, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Kevin L. Lear, Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4947:
Laser Diodes, Optoelectronic Devices, and Heterogenous Integration

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