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21 February 2011 Beam quality optimization of electrically pumped VECSELs for passive modelocking
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Fundamental mode operation along with high output power is a major challenge for an electrically pumped VECSEL (EP-VECSEL) suitable for passive modelocking. We present an experimental study on the influence of the intermediate DBR reflectivity on the beam quality and the output power of EP-VECSELs. For designs with reflectivities of 90%, 82% and 71% the highest possible power for the best achievable beam quality was 15.1 mW (M2 = 1.1, 82% device). We can demonstrate that a correctly chosen intermediate DBR reflectivity is necessary for both good beam quality and high power, and that a trade-off in power has to be accepted.
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W. P. Pallmann, M. Hoffmann, M. Miller, J. Baier, H. Moench, I. Dahhan, B. Witzigmann, M. Golling, Y. Barbarin, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller "Beam quality optimization of electrically pumped VECSELs for passive modelocking", Proc. SPIE 7919, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs), 79190I (21 February 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.873823
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