Chapter 1. VECSEL Semiconductor Lasers: A Path to High-Power, Quality Beam and UV to IR Wavelength by Design

  1. Prof. Dr. Oleg G. Okhotnikov
  1. Mark Kuznetsov

Published Online: 16 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527630394.ch1

Semiconductor Disk Lasers: Physics and Technology

Semiconductor Disk Lasers: Physics and Technology

How to Cite

Kuznetsov, M. (2010) VECSEL Semiconductor Lasers: A Path to High-Power, Quality Beam and UV to IR Wavelength by Design, in Semiconductor Disk Lasers: Physics and Technology (ed O. G. Okhotnikov), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527630394.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Tampere University of Technology, Optoelectronics Research Centre, Korkeakoulunkatu 3, 33720 Tampere, Finland

Author Information

  1. Axsun Technologies, 1 Fortune Drive, Billerica, MA 01821, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527409334

Online ISBN: 9783527630394

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Keywords:

  • Vertical external cavity surface emitting laser;
  • VECSEL;
  • optically pumped semiconductor laser;
  • OPSL;
  • semiconductor disk laser;
  • SDL;
  • semiconductor laser;
  • external cavity;
  • surface-emitting;
  • optical pumping;
  • power scaling;
  • wavelength versatility;
  • beam quality;
  • quantum wells;
  • Bragg mirror;
  • resonant periodic gain;
  • intracavity second harmonic generation;
  • visible laser

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What Are VECSEL Semiconductor Lasers

  • How Do You Make a VECSEL Laser

  • Demonstrated Performance of VECSELs and Future Directions

  • References