VCSEL pumped, planar cavity, low threshold Nd: YVO4 microchip lasers

J. Wu, H. D. Summers, G. Iordache

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A solid state laser (SSL) pumped by a vertical cavity surface emitting laser diodes (VCSEL) was presented and the influence of pump laser diameter on the operating characteristics was determined. The SSL was achieved without any transverse mode control elements in the laser cavity. The input output characteristics of the SSL showed a minimum threshold pump power of 0.8 mW. The pump power density was found to decrease with an increase in the diameter of VCSELs. This resulted in an increase in laser threshold and a decrease in efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
StatePublished - Oct 8 2001
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 6 2001May 11 2001


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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