High power CW red VECSEL with linearly polarized TEM00 output beam

J.E. Hastie, S. Calvez, M.D. Dawson, T. Leinonen, A. Laakso, J. Lyytikainen, M. Pessa

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High-power, continuous-wave operation at red wavelengths has been achieved with a vertical external cavity surface emitting laser based on the GaInP/AlGaInP/GaAs material system. Output power of 0.4W was obtained in a linearly polarized, circularly symmetric, diffraction-limited beam. A birefringent filter inserted in the cavity allowed tuning of the laser output spectrum over a 10nm range around 674nm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Express
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • lasers
  • laser optics
  • optoelectronics
  • photonics
  • quantum electronics

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