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Mid-Infrared Lead-Salt VECSEL (Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) for Spectroscopy

  • Mohamed Rahim
  • Martin Arnold
  • Ferdinand Felder
  • Ivan Zasavitskiy
  • Hans Zogg
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 119)

Abstract

We present the first mid-infrared VECSEL (Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) for wavelengths above 3 μm. The structure is very simple: A 2 μm thick PbTe layer is embedded between two high reflectance mirrors and used as gain medium. It is optically pumped with a 1.5 μm wavelength laser. Emission is around 5 μm wavelength and output power up to > 40 mWp at 110K.

Keywords

Gain Medium Threshold Power Threshold Pump Power Bragg Mirror Vertical Cavity Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Rahim
    • 1
  • Martin Arnold
    • 1
  • Ferdinand Felder
    • 1
  • Ivan Zasavitskiy
    • 2
  • Hans Zogg
    • 1
  1. 1.Thin Film Physics Group, TechnoparkETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.P. N. Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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