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5w mid-ir optically-pumped semiconductor disk laser

Hopkins, J.M. and Hempler, N. and Rosener, B. and Schulz, N. and Rattunde, M. and Manz, C. and Kohler, K. and Wagner, J. and , IEEE (2008) 5w mid-ir optically-pumped semiconductor disk laser. In: Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2008. IEEE, pp. 1808-1809. ISBN 978-1-55752-859-9

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We report multi-watt, TEM00 emission from a 2 mum Sb-based optically-pumped semiconductor disk laser utilising an intra-cavity diamond heat spreader for thermal management. An output power of 5 W and a wide tunability of over 160 nm are achieved.