Non-diffracting beams from surface-emitting lasers

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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    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.

    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
    ISBN (Print)9780819488855
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventSPIE Photonics West 2012: Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II - The Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 23 Jan 201224 Jan 2012

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE


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

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    Sokolovskii, G. S., Butkus, M., Losev, S. N., Dudelev, V. V., Deryagin, A. G., Kuchinskii, V. I., Sibbett, W., & Rafailov, E. U. (2012). Non-diffracting beams from surface-emitting lasers. In A. C. Tropper (Ed.), Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) II [82420T ] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 8242). SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering.