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Short description This timely publication provides the readers with a comprehensive account of the fundamentals and latest advances in semiconductor disk lasers (VECSELs), and brings together contributions from world experts at major research centers in Europe and the USA.
From the contents 1. VECSEL Semiconductor Lasers: A Path to High-Power, Quality Beam, and UV to IR Wavelength by Design 2. Thermal Management, Structure Design, and Integration Considerations for VECSELs 3. Red Semiconductor Disk Lasers by Intracavity Frequency Conversion 4. Long-Wavelength GaSb Disk Lasers 5. Semiconductor Disk Lasers based on Quantum Dots 6. Mode-locked Semiconductor Disk Lasers 7. External-Cavity Surface-Emitting Diode Lasers