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Characteristics of high power VECSELs with silicon carbide heatspreaders

Hastie, Jennifer and Hopkins, John Mark and Calvez, Stephane and Jeon, C.W. and Burns, David and Dawson, Martin and Abram, R.H. and Ferguson, A.I. (2003) Characteristics of high power VECSELs with silicon carbide heatspreaders. In: 2003 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2003-06-22 - 2003-06-27.

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In this paper, we demonstrate that highly advantageous thermal management properties of the SiC heatspreader are wholly compatible with direct diode pumping. We investigate the transverse and longitudinal mode behaviour of the high-power vertical external-cavity surface-emitting semiconductor laser with the intra-cavity heatspreader.