Picture of a black hole

Strathclyde Open Access research that creates ripples...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde physicists involved in observing gravitational waves and black hole mergers as part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) - but also other internationally significant research from the Department of Physics. Discover why Strathclyde's physics research is making ripples...

Strathprints also exposes world leading research from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

High performance, GaSb-based, optically-pumped semiconductor disk lasers (invited)

Hopkins, J.M. and Hempler, N. and MacLean, A.J. and Kemp, A. and Dawson, M.D. and Riis, E. and Schulz, N. and Rattunde, M. and Manzor, A.C.S. and Kohler, K. and Wagner, J. and Burns, D. (2007) High performance, GaSb-based, optically-pumped semiconductor disk lasers (invited). In: 8th International Conference on Mid-Infrared Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices, 2007-05-14 - 2007-05-16.

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

In recent years, semiconductor lasers based on the III-V compound semiconductor material system (AlGaIn)(AsSb), emitting in the 1.8 μm to 3.0 μm wavelength regime (in the following abbreviated as 2.Xμm) have reached a considerable level of maturity regarding spectral coverage, output power and device reliability. For the majority of the potential applications of these GaSb-based lasers, output power is not the only criterion, but the combination of high output power and good beam quality, i.e. high brightness, is the ultimate goal.