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Multiwatt semiconductor disk lasers for near-infrared wavelengths
Author(s): Peter Brick; Stephan Lutgen; Tony Albrecht; Wolfgang Reill; Johann Luft; Werner Spath; Bernardette Kunert; Stefan Reinhard; Kerstin Volz; Wolfgang Stolz
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Paper Abstract

Optically-pumped semiconductor disk lasers offer high output power in combination with good beam quality. By optimizing epitaxial quality as well as thermal resistance, we have demonstrated more than 8W of continuous-wave, room-temperature emission at 1000nm. These high power-levels are tied to high optical-conversion efficiencies of more than 40%. Whereas available wavelengths for solid-state disk lasers are restricted to a set of atomic transitions, semiconductor disk lasers can be conveniently tailored to meet almost any wavelength. Building upon the high-power results at 1000nm, we have extended the emission range towards 900nm as well as 1100nm. Two prominent examples are devices realized at 920nm and 1040nm, in each case demonstrating several Watts of laser output.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5452, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544235
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Brick, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH (Germany)
Stephan Lutgen, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH (Germany)
Tony Albrecht, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH (Germany)
Wolfgang Reill, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH (Germany)
Johann Luft, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH (Germany)
Werner Spath, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH (Germany)
Bernardette Kunert, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Stefan Reinhard, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Kerstin Volz, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)
Wolfgang Stolz, Philipps-Univ. Marburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5452:
Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics
Daan Lenstra; Geert Morthier; Thomas Erneux; Markus Pessa, Editor(s)

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