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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 14642–14652

Compact single mode tunable laser using a digital micromirror device

Frank Havermeyer, Lawrence Ho, and Christophe Moser  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 14642-14652 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.014642


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Abstract

The wavelength tuning properties of a tunable external cavity laser based on multiplexed volume holographic gratings and a commercial micromirror device are reported. The 3x3x3 cm3 laser exhibits single mode operation in single or multi colors between 776 nm and 783 nm with less than 7.5 MHz linewidth, 37 mW output power, 50 μs rise/fall time constant and a maximum switching rate of 0.66 KHz per wavelength. The unique discrete-wavelength-switching features of this laser are also well suited as a source for continuous wave Terahertz generation and three-dimensional metrology.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2011
Published: July 14, 2011

Citation
Frank Havermeyer, Lawrence Ho, and Christophe Moser, "Compact single mode tunable laser using a digital micromirror device," Opt. Express 19, 14642-14652 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-15-14642


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