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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2007
  • pp: 3829–3835

Characteristics of a high-power broad-area laser operating in a passively stabilized external cavity

Brian L. Sands and S. Burçin Bayram  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 18, pp. 3829-3835 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.003829


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Abstract

We narrowed the spectral bandwidth of our 2 W broad-area laser to 8 ± 1   GHz with a coarse tunability of 12   nm centered near 790   nm in an external cavity. Our passively stabilized external cavity was designed for use with high-power semiconductor lasers. The cavity length and mount are modular with a fixed pivot point so that the optical elements can be changed to access a broad frequency spectrum and enable multiple applications. The bandwidth was observed to be dependent on the multimode transverse structure of the laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2007
Published: May 31, 2007

Citation
Brian L. Sands and S. Burçin Bayram, "Characteristics of a high-power broad-area laser operating in a passively stabilized external cavity," Appl. Opt. 46, 3829-3835 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-18-3829


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