14 February 2012 Recent VECSEL developments for sensors applications
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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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