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Size-scaling of TEM00 mode optically pumped semiconductor lasers
Author(s): Lukas E. Hunziker; Chris Ihli; Daniel S. Steingrube; Edward Reed; Norman Hodgson
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Paper Abstract

The use of a dynamically stable telescopic cavity to compress the cavity length of intra-cavity doubled, TEM00 mode, optically-pumped semiconductor lasers (OPSL's) is evaluated. We find that the cavity length may be adjusted (approximately) between the Rayleigh lengths of the mode sizes on the end mirrors without sacrificing output power or dynamic stability. Consequently, for a 10 W OPSL, the length may be scaled between about 1 and 100 cm. In addition, we calculate that in all respects, the cavity stability range and misalignment sensitivity maintain practical values to about 1 cm cavity length. These results are applied to demonstrate OPSL's producing TEM00 mode outputs of 11.5 and 7.3 W at 531 and 486 nm with resonator footprints as small as 15 mm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6100, Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices, 610001 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659290
Show Author Affiliations
Lukas E. Hunziker, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Chris Ihli, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Daniel S. Steingrube, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Edward Reed, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Norman Hodgson, Coherent, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6100:
Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices
Hanna J. Hoffman; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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