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High-power vertical-cavity surface-emitting arrays
Author(s): Jean-Francois Seurin; Chuni L. Ghosh; Viktor Khalfin; Aleksandr Miglo; Guoyang Xu; James D. Wynn; Prachi Pradhan; L. Arthur D'Asaro
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Paper Abstract

We present record output power levels (a few hundred Watts) in continuous-wave (CW) and quasi-CW (QCW) from 2D vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, corresponding to power densities exceeding 1kW/cm2 in CW and 3.5kW/cm2 in QCW. These VCSEL arrays emit around 975nm with narrow spectral width (<1nm) and excellent wavelength stability (<0.07nm/K). Peak power conversion efficiency of properly designed arrays exceeds 50%. Additional features of these arrays include emission in a circular, low-diverging beam, and reliable high-temperature operation. These arrays can also be operated reliably in short pulses (<200nsec) at many times their roll-over CW current, making them useful for high-energy applications. VCSEL arrays with 2.2kW peak output power operating under 100nsec pulse-width have been demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6876, High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications VI, 68760D (13 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.769569
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Francois Seurin, Princeton Optronics (United States)
Chuni L. Ghosh, Princeton Optronics (United States)
Viktor Khalfin, Princeton Optronics (United States)
Aleksandr Miglo, Princeton Optronics (United States)
Guoyang Xu, Princeton Optronics (United States)
James D. Wynn, Princeton Optronics (United States)
Prachi Pradhan, Princeton Optronics (United States)
L. Arthur D'Asaro, Princeton Optronics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6876:
High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications VI
Mark S. Zediker, Editor(s)

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