Generation of high-power spatially structured beams using vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers

Michal L. Lukowski, Jason T. Meyer, Chris Hessenius, Ewan M Wright, Mahmoud Fallahi

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Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate the generation of high-power and spatially structured beams using vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers (VECSEL). At the fundamental wavelength, an intracavity mode-control element is first employed to generate a range of Hermite-Gaussian (HG) modes in a linear cavity. The same HG modes are then excited and frequency doubled in a V-cavity geometry to generate a rich variety of high-power spatially structured beams. The results compare well with our numerical modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25504-25514
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Volume25
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 16 2017

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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