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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 7746–7750

Matching the emitting wavelength from a very-small-aperture laser to the resonant property of a nanometric C-aperture

Hongfeng Gai, Jia Wang, Qian Tian, Wei Xia, and Xiangang Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 31, pp. 7746-7750 (2007)

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An experimental method is proposed to increase the output power from a C-aperture very-small-aperture laser (VSAL). This method is based on the resonant property of a C aperture and the tunability of the emitting wavelength from a VSAL. The drive current of the VSAL is altered to tune the emitting wavelength. The experimental results indicate that, when the emitting wavelength matches the resonant wavelength of the C aperture fabricated on the VSAL, the output power is enhanced 7.2 times. So a strong output power from a C-aperture VSAL can be obtained with small power consumption. This study may be useful to the design and application of a VSAL.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2007
Published: October 29, 2007

Hongfeng Gai, Jia Wang, Qian Tian, Wei Xia, and Xiangang Xu, "Matching the emitting wavelength from a very-small-aperture laser to the resonant property of a nanometric C-aperture," Appl. Opt. 46, 7746-7750 (2007)

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