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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2009
  • pp: 2789–2792

Microsystem 671 nm light source for shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscopy

Martin Maiwald, Heinar Schmidt, Bernd Sumpf, Götz Erbert, Heinz-Detlef Kronfeldt, and Günther Tränkle  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 15, pp. 2789-2792 (2009)

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We present a compact wavelength stabilized diode laser system at 671 nm on a micro-optical bench as a light source for shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscopy (SERDS). The laser system consists of two broad-area gain media in separate laser cavities using two reflection Bragg gratings with slightly different center wavelengths. A spectral width below 100 pm and a constant wavelength shift of 0.57 ± 0.06 nm is obtained up to output powers of 250 mW . The suitability of this light source for SERDS is demonstrated using Raman spectra of ethanol with increasing concentrations of Cresyl Violet as the fluorescent contaminant.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2009
Published: May 11, 2009

Martin Maiwald, Heinar Schmidt, Bernd Sumpf, Götz Erbert, Heinz-Detlef Kronfeldt, and Günther Tränkle, "Microsystem 671 nm light source for shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 48, 2789-2792 (2009)

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