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High power CW red VECSEL with linearly polarized TEM00 output beam

Hastie, J.E. and Calvez, S. and Dawson, M.D. and Leinonen, T. and Laakso, A. and Lyytikainen, J. and Pessa, M. (2005) High power CW red VECSEL with linearly polarized TEM00 output beam. Optics Express, 13 (1). pp. 77-81. ISSN 1094-4087

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High-power, continuous-wave operation at red wavelengths has been achieved with a vertical external cavity surface emitting laser based on the GaInP/AlGaInP/GaAs material system. Output power of 0.4W was obtained in a linearly polarized, circularly symmetric, diffraction-limited beam. A birefringent filter inserted in the cavity allowed tuning of the laser output spectrum over a 10nm range around 674nm.