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High power VCSELs for miniature optical sensors
Author(s): Jon Geske; Chad Wang; Michael MacDougal; Ron Stahl; David Follman; Henry Garrett; Todd Meyrath; Don Snyder; Eric Golden; Jeff Wagener; Jason Foley
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in Vertical-cavity Surface-emitting Laser (VCSEL) efficiency and packaging have opened up alternative applications for VCSELs that leverage their inherent advantages over light emitting diodes and edge-emitting lasers (EELs), such as low-divergence symmetric emission, wavelength stability, and inherent 2-D array fabrication. Improvements in reproducible highly efficient VCSELs have allowed VCSELs to be considered for high power and high brightness applications. In this talk, Aerius will discuss recent advances with Aerius' VCSELs and application of these VCSELs to miniature optical sensors such as rangefinders and illuminators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7615, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XIV, 76150E (6 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847184
Show Author Affiliations
Jon Geske, Aerius Photonics, LLC (United States)
Chad Wang, Aerius Photonics, LLC (United States)
Michael MacDougal, Aerius Photonics, LLC (United States)
Ron Stahl, Aerius Photonics, LLC (United States)
David Follman, Aerius Photonics, LLC (United States)
Henry Garrett, Aerius Photonics, LLC (United States)
Todd Meyrath, Aerius Photonics, LLC (United States)
Don Snyder, AFRL/RWGG (United States)
Eric Golden, AFRL/RWGG (United States)
Jeff Wagener, AFRL/RWAV (United States)
Jason Foley, AFRL/RWGG (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7615:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XIV
James K. Guenter; Kent D. Choquette, Editor(s)

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