14 February 2012 Recent VECSEL developments for sensors applications
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Abstract
Vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers (VECSELs) have proven themselves to be a suitable semiconductor answer to many solid-state lasers. Their simplicity makes them a very versatile platform for accessing wavelengths from the UV through the THz through direct and frequency-converted emission. This wavelength flexibility, combined with an optical cavity accommodating additional tuning or nonlinear elements, make the VECSEL a uniquely suited solution to a variety of applications. We will present recent AFRL progress in VECSELs and potential applications for these lasers.
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Robert G. Bedford, Robert G. Bedford, Tuoc Dang, Tuoc Dang, David Tomich, David Tomich, } "Recent VECSEL developments for sensors applications", Proc. SPIE 8242, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II, 82420W (14 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910607; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.910607
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