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Recent VECSEL developments for sensors applications
Author(s): Robert G. Bedford; Tuoc Dang; David Tomich
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Paper Abstract

Vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers (VECSELs) have proven themselves to be a suitable semiconductor answer to many solid-state lasers. Their simplicity makes them a very versatile platform for accessing wavelengths from the UV through the THz through direct and frequency-converted emission. This wavelength flexibility, combined with an optical cavity accommodating additional tuning or nonlinear elements, make the VECSEL a uniquely suited solution to a variety of applications. We will present recent AFRL progress in VECSELs and potential applications for these lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8242, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II, 82420W (15 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910607
Show Author Affiliations
Robert G. Bedford, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Tuoc Dang, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
David Tomich, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8242:
Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II
Anne C. Tropper, Editor(s)

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