Injection-locked optically-pumped vertically external cavity surface emitting laser (VECSEL)

Yi Ying Lai, Kevin Winn, J. M. Yarborough, Yevgeny Merzlyak, Yushi Kaneda

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Abstract

We report a novel single-frequency, injection-locked vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL) for the first time to the best of our knowledge. The wavelength of the injection locked output can be tuned with the master laser. A lower power single-frequency VECSEL served as the master oscillator that provides wavelength tunability with frequency selective elements such as a birefringent filter, and/or an etalon. The master laser is mode-matched to the slave VECSEL ring resonator. By varying the injecting power and wavelength of the master VECSEL oscillator, we investigated the locking ability of the laser. With 200 mW of the injection power, we generated above 4 W of stable output in single frequency. With the ability to provide narrow linewidth, good beam quality, and stable output with sufficient power at specific wavelengths, this kind of laser sources can be useful in many laser applications, such as precision spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume8966
ISBN (Print)9780819498793
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) IV - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 2 2014Feb 4 2014

Other

OtherVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/2/142/4/14

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External Cavity
Surface emitting lasers
surface emitting lasers
Injection
injection
Laser
Wavelength
cavities
wavelengths
Lasers
output
oscillators
birefringent filters
lasers
Laser applications
Beam quality
laser applications
laser modes
Laser modes
Linewidth

Keywords

  • Injection-locking
  • OPSL
  • Semiconductor laser
  • Single frequency
  • VECSEL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Lai, Y. Y., Winn, K., Yarborough, J. M., Merzlyak, Y., & Kaneda, Y. (2014). Injection-locked optically-pumped vertically external cavity surface emitting laser (VECSEL). In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8966). [89660Z] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2038607

Injection-locked optically-pumped vertically external cavity surface emitting laser (VECSEL). / Lai, Yi Ying; Winn, Kevin; Yarborough, J. M.; Merzlyak, Yevgeny; Kaneda, Yushi.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8966 SPIE, 2014. 89660Z.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lai, YY, Winn, K, Yarborough, JM, Merzlyak, Y & Kaneda, Y 2014, Injection-locked optically-pumped vertically external cavity surface emitting laser (VECSEL). in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8966, 89660Z, SPIE, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) IV, San Francisco, CA, United States, 2/2/14. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2038607
Lai YY, Winn K, Yarborough JM, Merzlyak Y, Kaneda Y. Injection-locked optically-pumped vertically external cavity surface emitting laser (VECSEL). In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8966. SPIE. 2014. 89660Z https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2038607
Lai, Yi Ying ; Winn, Kevin ; Yarborough, J. M. ; Merzlyak, Yevgeny ; Kaneda, Yushi. / Injection-locked optically-pumped vertically external cavity surface emitting laser (VECSEL). Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8966 SPIE, 2014.
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