Latest progress in high power VECSELs

Robert G. Bedford, Nathan Terry, Chris Hessenius, Mahmoud Fallahi, Jerome Moloney

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers (VECSELs) have captured the interest of high-brightness semiconductor researchers, primarily due to their simplicity in design, power scalability, and "open cavity architecture," wherein it is simple to integrate nonlinear elements into the cavity. Through direct emission and indirect (frequency-converted) means, wavelengths from the UV through to the mid-wave infrared regimes have been demonstrated, increasing the suitability of the VECSEL platform for multiple applications. This presentation outlines recent progress in VECSELs, measurements, novel cavities, and potential applications for these lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VIII
StatePublished - 2011
EventQuantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VIII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 23 2011Jan 27 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherQuantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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