High-power quantum-dot vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser exceeding 8 W

Dalia Al Nakdali, Mohammad Khaled Shakfa, Mahmoud Gaafar, Mantas Butkus, Ksenia A. Fedorova, Modestas Zulonas, Matthias Wichmann, Fan Zhang, Bernd Heinen, Arash Rahimi-Iman, Wolfgang Stolz, Edik U. Rafailov, Martin Koch

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We report on a record-high output power from an optically pumped quantum-dot vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser, optimized for high-power emission at 1040 nm. A maximum continuous-wave output power of 8.41 W is obtained at a heat sink temperature of 1.5 °C. By inserting a birefringent filter inside the laser cavity, a wavelength tuning over a range of 45 nm is achieved.

Original languageBritish English
Article number6826512
Pages (from-to)1561-1564
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2014


  • optical pumping
  • Quantum-dot (QD) semiconductors
  • semiconductor disk laser (SDL)
  • vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL)
  • wavelength tuning


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