Recent advances in power scaling of high-power optically-pumped semiconductor lasers for ultrashort pulse generation and continuous wave single frequency operation

Alexandre Laurain, Maik A Scheller, Tsuei Lian Wang, Jorg Hader, Jerome V Moloney, Bernd Heinen, Bernardette Kunert, Wolfgang Stolz

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Abstract

We report on our research in power scaling VECSEL around 1 μm to exceed 100W per chip. Recently, we have utilized these optimized VECSEL chips to achieve a new record for a mode-locked VECSEL. The output power of the laser was 3.4W. This corresponds to a pulse energy of 7.5nJ and a pulse peak power of 13.3kW. Both are record values for a semiconductor laser in the femtosecond regime. These optimized structures have also been used to demonstrate high power operation with a highly coherent TEM00 mode and to demonstrate a record single frequency output power of 15W.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8733
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventLaser Technology for Defense and Security IX - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 30 2013May 1 2013

Other

OtherLaser Technology for Defense and Security IX
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period4/30/135/1/13

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Keywords

  • Coherence
  • Femtosecond Pulse Generation
  • High Power
  • Mode-locking
  • OPSL
  • Quantum-well SESAM
  • Semiconductor
  • 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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Recent advances in power scaling of high-power optically-pumped semiconductor lasers for ultrashort pulse generation and continuous wave single frequency operation. / Laurain, Alexandre; Scheller, Maik A; Wang, Tsuei Lian; Hader, Jorg; Moloney, Jerome V; Heinen, Bernd; Kunert, Bernardette; Stolz, Wolfgang.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8733 2013. 873303.

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

Laurain, A, Scheller, MA, Wang, TL, Hader, J, Moloney, JV, Heinen, B, Kunert, B & Stolz, W 2013, Recent advances in power scaling of high-power optically-pumped semiconductor lasers for ultrashort pulse generation and continuous wave single frequency operation. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8733, 873303, Laser Technology for Defense and Security IX, Baltimore, MD, United States, 4/30/13. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2018310
Laurain, Alexandre ; Scheller, Maik A ; Wang, Tsuei Lian ; Hader, Jorg ; Moloney, Jerome V ; Heinen, Bernd ; Kunert, Bernardette ; Stolz, Wolfgang. / Recent advances in power scaling of high-power optically-pumped semiconductor lasers for ultrashort pulse generation and continuous wave single frequency operation. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8733 2013.
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