Over 10 Watt, collinear blue and green vertical external cavity surface emitting laser

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

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Abstract

A high power, two color, collinear, blue and green vertical external cavity surface emitting laser (VECSEL) is demonstrated. Two different InGaAs/GaAs VECSEL chips operating with gain centers near 970 nm and 1070 nm are used to make two separate V-folded laser cavities. Two critically phase-matched intracavity lithium triborate nonlinear crystals are used to generate blue and green outputs which are then combined in a polarizing beam splitter. This results in a single beam which contains over 10 watts of combined blue and green output power. This concept can be expanded upon by adding a red output for the creation of a high power, white laser source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VI
PublisherSPIE
Volume9734
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419696
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VI - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 15 2016Feb 16 2016

Other

OtherVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period2/15/162/16/16

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Keywords

  • high power nonlinear conversion
  • second harmonic generation
  • VECSEL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Lukowski, M. L., Hessenius, C., Meyer, J. T., & Fallahi, M. (2016). Over 10 Watt, collinear blue and green vertical external cavity surface emitting laser. In Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VI (Vol. 9734). [97340R] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213703