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Final Report - VERTIGO (Versatile two Micron light source)

Project ID: 034692
Funded under: FP6-IST


European researchers have focused their attention on the development of compact, high performance optically pumped semiconductor disk lasers (OPSDLs) emitting in the 2.0-2.5µm wavelength regime. The OPSDL concept combines the high efficiency and wavelength versatility of more traditional semiconductor lasers with the circular, high quality beam and resonator versatility more commonly associated with solid-state lasers. In the Vertigo project, the initiative combined the design and development of the laser sources with the necessary steps for specific applications implementation and eventual exploitation.

This final report provides a brief overview of work undertaken by the Vertigo project, which was organised into four work packages. Laser devices, material growth and processing and photonic components were developed and optimised in work packages 1-3. The applications of the work were studied in the final work package.

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