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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 508–514

Model for tuning an external-cavity diode laser by polarization locking

Thorsten Führer, Sabine Euler, and Thomas Walther  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 508-514 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.000508


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Abstract

Recently, we have demonstrated large mode-hop free tuning of an external-cavity diode laser with an off-the-shelf laser diode. This novel approach employs a closed-loop control based on polarization spectroscopy. In this paper, we derive a model capable of describing multicavity laser systems with polarization-dependent elements. We successfully apply it to explain the peculiar form of our error signal.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2011
Published: February 25, 2011

Citation
Thorsten Führer, Sabine Euler, and Thomas Walther, "Model for tuning an external-cavity diode laser by polarization locking," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 508-514 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-3-508


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