Optical Science and Engineering ETDs

Author

Aaron Allen

Publication Date

8-27-2012

Abstract

VECSEL laser systems are important additions to the family of lasers. They exhibit a combination of desirable lasing features that are usually not simultaneously attainable. These features are high power, diffraction limited beam quality, intra-cavity frequency doubling, tunability, and ultrashort pulses generated from passive mode-locking. In this work, we give a brief overview of the VECSEL structure, previous VECSEL literature, how lasing in a VECSEL works, and how mode locking in a VECSEL works.

Degree Name

Optical Science and Engineering

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Optical Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Diels, Jean-Claude

Second Advisor

Arissian, Ladan

First Committee Member (Chair)

Lester, Luke

Document Type

Thesis

Language

English

Share

COinS