5-W yellow laser by intracavity frequency doubling of high-power vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser

Mahmoud Fallahi, Li Fan, Yushi Kaneda, Chris Hessenius, Jörg Hader, Hongbo Li, Jerome V. Moloney, Bernardette Kunert, Wolfgang Stolz, Stephan W. Koch, James Murray, Robert Bedford

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Abstract

We report on the development of a high-power tunable yellow-orange laser. It is based on intracavity frequency doubling of a widely tunable, highly strained InGaAs-GaAs vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser operating near 1175 nm. Over 5 W of continuous-wave output power is achieved and is tunable over a 15-nm band centered at 587 nm. This compact low-cost high-power yellow-orange laser provides an innovative alternative for sodium guidestar lasers, medical and communication applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1700-1702
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume20
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2008

Keywords

  • Intracavity frequency doubling
  • Optically pumped semiconductor lasers
  • Tunable vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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