22 February 2017 Highly coherent modeless broadband VECSEL
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We report on the highly coherent modeless broadband continuous wave operation of a semiconductor vertical-external cavity-surface-emitting laser. Its design is based on a frequency-shifted-feedback scheme provided by an acousto-optic frequency shifter inserted into the cavity. Chirping the optical wave inside the cavity leads to the elimination of the traditional spectral resonances occurring in usual laser cavities, leading to a wideband (>330GHz here) continuous spectrum. The light is of high coherence concerning the transverse mode and the polarisation state, as well as in the time domain (time coherence ≈ 19μs, like a 1MHz DFB) in spite of its wideband emission.
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Mikhael Myara, Mikhael Myara, Mohamed Sellahi, Mohamed Sellahi, Grégoire Beaudoin, Grégoire Beaudoin, Isabelle Sagnes, Isabelle Sagnes, Arnaud Garnache, Arnaud Garnache, } "Highly coherent modeless broadband VECSEL", Proc. SPIE 10087, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) VII, 100870A (22 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2252584; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2252584
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