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High-power optically pumped semiconductor lasers
Author(s): Juan L. A. Chilla; Stuart D. Butterworth; Alexander Zeitschel; John P. Charles; Andrea L. Caprara; Murray K. Reed; Luis Spinelli
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Paper Abstract

Optically pumped, external-cavity, surface emitting semiconductor lasers (also known as optically pumped semiconductor lasers, OPS lasers, and vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers, VECSELs) generate near-diffraction limited beams from low brightness diode-array pumps. We have demonstrated 30 W cw at 980 nm and 15 W cw at 488 nm in a single spatial mode from these emitters and believe they can be scaled to > 100 W. Potential applications we have explored for such devices include wavelength conversion, spectral and spatial brightness conversion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5332, Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, (8 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549003
Show Author Affiliations
Juan L. A. Chilla, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Stuart D. Butterworth, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Alexander Zeitschel, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
John P. Charles, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Andrea L. Caprara, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Murray K. Reed, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Luis Spinelli, Coherent, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5332:
Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices
Richard Scheps; Hanna J. Hoffman, Editor(s)

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