VECSELs: Nonequilibrium effects and two-color operation

M. Wichmann, A. Chernikov, M. K. Shakfa, A. B̈aumner, M. Koch, M. Scheller, J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, S. W. Koch

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The microscopic theory for the nonequilibrium optical properties of VECSELs is summarized. Detailed experiments of VECSELs under two-color operation conditons are performed utilizing streak camera measurements of the laser output. A statistical analysis reveals the stability range of two-color emission and shows that this operation mode is possible even in the presence of relatively large losses.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II
StatePublished - 2012
EventVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 23 Jan 201224 Jan 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Kinetic hole burning
  • Nonequilibrium theory
  • Two-color operation


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