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  • Editor: Glenn D. Boreman
  • Vol. 44, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2005
  • pp: 7806–7809

Single-cavity, multiline laser system with large coherence length

M. Schmiedchen, W. v. Spiegel, and T. Tschudi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 36, pp. 7806-7809 (2005)

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We present a new approach of generating the several wavelengths required for color holography with coherence lengths in the range of several meters. Our proposed laser system consists of an argon-ion laser, which is equipped with broadband optics. Its main lasing lines include 457, 488, and 514 nm. Sufficient coherence length is achieved by means of an intracavity etalon. We report single-frequency operation at several competing wavelengths and the successful recording of multicolor holograms with the described laser system.

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OCIS Codes
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(140.3210) Lasers and laser optics : Ion lasers
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 14, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2005
Published: December 20, 2005

M. Schmiedchen, W. v. Spiegel, and T. Tschudi, "Single-cavity, multiline laser system with large coherence length," Appl. Opt. 44, 7806-7809 (2005)

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