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Stabilisation of a vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser using an intra-cavity high-reflectivity grating

Giet, S. and Calvez, S. and Dawson, M.D. and Destouches, N. and Parriaux, O. and Suomalainen, S. and Guina, M. and Okhotnikov, O. and Pessa, M. (2007) Stabilisation of a vertical external-cavity surface-emitting laser using an intra-cavity high-reflectivity grating. In: European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference, 2007-06-17 - 2007-06-22.

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Abstract

Summary form only given. This paper presents a novel and attractive alternative method to stabilise the emission of a 1063 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL), by inserting inside the cavity a high-reflectivity grating. It offers high-power performance, wavelength-tunability and polarization control.