Prof Anne Tropper and Dr Vasilis Apostolopoulos lead the VECSEL group in the University of Southampton that researches a type of optically pumped semiconductor laser that is called the Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VECSEL).
Vasilis publications can be found here
and Anne’s here:
Vasilis Apostolopoulos also leads the THz group in the University of Southampton which can be found here: www.thz.soton.ac.uk
Our postdoctoral researcher Jonathan Woods is a specialist on Lasers and cavity stabilisation and he is working to launch VECSEL light into our Tantala waveguide resonators. Our target is to achieve spectral broadening and white light generation at low launching powers.