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Non-diffracting beams from surface-emitting lasers

Non-diffracting beams from surface-emitting lasers

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  • G. S. Sokolovskii
  • M. Butkus
  • S. N. Losev
  • V. V. Dudelev
  • A. G. Deryagin
  • V. I. Kuchinskii
  • W. Sibbett
  • E. U. Rafailov

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II
EditorsAnne C. Tropper
Place of publicationBellingham
PublisherSPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)9780819488855

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NameProceedings of SPIE


ConferenceSPIE Photonics West 2012: Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Internet address


We present an overview of recent advances in generation of non-diffracting (Bessel) beams from surface-emitting lasers, such as electrically and optically pumped VECSELs, and discuss their applications in optical trapping/tweezing and manipulation of micromachines. Our experiments on VECSEL-generated watt power level Bessel beams with central lobe diameters of a few to tens micrometers suggest that the semiconductor surface-emitting lasers are the best candidates for replacement of gas and solid-state counterparts for power-demanding applications in optical manipulation.

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