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High-power lightweight external-cavity quantum cascade lasers
Author(s): Timothy Day; Eric B. Takeuchi; Miles Weida; David Arnone; Michael Pushkarsky; David Boyden; David Caffey
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Paper Abstract

Commercially available quantum cascade gain media has been integrated with advanced coating and die attach technologies, mid-IR micro-optics and telecom-style assembly and packaging to yield cutting edge performance. When combined into Daylight's external-cavity quantum cascade laser (ECqcL) platform, multi-Watt output power has been obtained. Daylight will describe their most recent results obtained from this platform, including high cw power from compact hermetically sealed packages and narrow spectral linewidth devices. Fiber-coupling and direct amplitude modulation from such multi-Watt lasers will also be described. In addition, Daylight will present the most recent results from their compact, portable, battery-operated "thermal laser pointers" that are being used for illumination and aiming applications. When combined with thermal imaging technology, such devices provide significant benefits in contrast and identification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7325, Laser Technology for Defense and Security V, 73250J (7 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818967
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy Day, Daylight Solutions, Inc. (United States)
Eric B. Takeuchi, Daylight Solutions, Inc. (United States)
Miles Weida, Daylight Solutions, Inc. (United States)
David Arnone, Daylight Solutions, Inc. (United States)
Michael Pushkarsky, Daylight Solutions, Inc. (United States)
David Boyden, Daylight Solutions, Inc. (United States)
David Caffey, Daylight Solutions, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7325:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security V
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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