In summary, different external-cavity feedback techniques to improve the spatial beam quality and narrow the linewidth of the output beam from both BALs and TDLs are presented. Broad-area diode laser system with external-cavity feedback around 800 nm can produce several Watts of output power with a good beam quality. Tapered diode laser systems with external-cavity feedback around 800 and 1060 nm can deliver more than 2 W output power with diffraction-limited beam quality and can be operated in single-longitudinal mode. These high-brightness, narrow linewidth, and tunable external-cavity diode lasers emerge as the next generation of compact lasers that have the potential of replacing conventional high power laser systems in many existing applications.
|Title of host publication||2012 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||IEEE Summer Topicals - Seattle, WA, United States|
Duration: 9 Jul 2012 → 11 Sep 2012
|Conference||IEEE Summer Topicals|
|Period||09/07/2012 → 11/09/2012|