Journal article

1.3µm optically-pumped disc laser by wafer fusion

We report a wafer-fused high power optically-pumped semiconductor disk laser operating at 1.3 mu m. An InP-based active medium was fused with a GaAs/AlGaAs distributed Bragg reflector, resulting in an integrated monolithic gain mirror. Over 2.7 W of output power, obtained at temperature of 15 C, represents the best achievement reported to date for this type of lasers. The results reveal an essential advantage of the wafer fusing technique over both monolithically grown AlGaInAs/GaInAsP- and GaInNAs-based structures. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America


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