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Novel 980-nm and 490-nm light sources using vertical-cavity lasers with extended coupled cavities
Author(s): John Gerard McInerney; Aram Mooradian; Alan Lewis; Andrei V. Shchegrov; Eva M. Strzelecka; Dicky Lee; Jason P. Watson; Michael K. Liebman; Glen P. Carey; Arvydas Umbrasas; Charles A. Amsden; Brad D. Cantos; William R. Hitchens; David L. Heald; Vincent Doan
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Paper Abstract

We have developed novel electrically pumped, surface-emitting lasers emitting at 980 nm with an extended coupled cavity. The concept is scalable from monolithic low power (~10 mW) devices all the way to high power extended cavity lasers. The latter have demonstrated ~1 W cw multi-mode and 0.5 W cw in a TEM00 mode and a single frequency, with 90% coupling efficiency into a single-mode fiber. By inserting a nonlinear optical medium in the external cavity, efficient and compact frequency doubling has been achieved with CW output powers 5-40 mW demonstrated at 490 nm. The latter devices are especially noteworthy due to their very low noise (0.05% rms from dc-2 MHz), sub 10 mrad beam pointing stability combined with small size, low power consumption (<10 W) and high efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4994, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers VII, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.475742
Show Author Affiliations
John Gerard McInerney, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Aram Mooradian, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Alan Lewis, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Andrei V. Shchegrov, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Eva M. Strzelecka, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Dicky Lee, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Jason P. Watson, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Michael K. Liebman, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Glen P. Carey, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Arvydas Umbrasas, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Charles A. Amsden, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Brad D. Cantos, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
William R. Hitchens, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
David L. Heald, Novalux, Inc. (United States)
Vincent Doan, Novalux, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4994:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers VII
Chun Lei; Sean P. Kilcoyne, Editor(s)

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