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Non-diffracting beams from surface-emitting lasers
Author(s): G. S. Sokolovskii; M. Butkus; S. N. Losev; V. V Dudelev; A. G. Deryagin; V. I. Kuchinskii; W. Sibbett; E. U. Rafailov
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Paper Abstract

We present an overview of recent advances in generation of non-diffracting (Bessel) beams from surface-emitting lasers, such as electrically and optically pumped VECSELs, and discuss their applications in optical trapping/tweezing and manipulation of micromachines. Our experiments on VECSEL-generated watt power level Bessel beams with central lobe diameters of a few to tens micrometers suggest that the semiconductor surface-emitting lasers are the best candidates for replacement of gas and solid-state counterparts for power-demanding applications in optical manipulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8242, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II, 82420T (14 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.907913
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G. S. Sokolovskii, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
M. Butkus, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
S. N. Losev, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
V. V Dudelev, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
A. G. Deryagin, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
V. I. Kuchinskii, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
W. Sibbett, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
E. U. Rafailov, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)

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

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