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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 22 — Nov. 1, 2004
  • pp: 5434–5439

Narrow linewidth operation of a tunable optically pumped semiconductor laser

Richard H. Abram, Kyle S. Gardner, Erling Riis, and Allister I. Ferguson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 22, pp. 5434-5439 (2004)

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We report on the single-frequency operation of an optically pumped external cavity semiconductor laser. An output power of up to 400 mW is obtained in a single spatial and longitudinal mode and with a tuning range exceeding 10 nm. The laser has been stabilized electronically to a reference cavity with a relative linewidth of less than 5 kHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution

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Original Manuscript: September 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2004
Published: November 1, 2004

Richard Abram, Kyle Gardner, Erling Riis, and Allister Ferguson, "Narrow linewidth operation of a tunable optically pumped semiconductor laser," Opt. Express 12, 5434-5439 (2004)

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