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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 3961–3968

Single frequency, high power, tapered diode laser using phase-conjugated feedback

Christian Pedersen and René Skov Hansen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 3961-3968 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.003961


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Abstract

We demonstrate up to 1.6 Watts of single frequency output from a tapered diode laser operating at 785 nm. The tapered diode laser is used in a rear end external cavity set-up where the external feedback element is a combination of a BaTiO3 phase-conjugating crystal and a high reflection mirror. The set-up presented inherently suppresses the self-wavelength scanning effect, which is well known when employing a phase-conjugating crystal as a dynamic wavelength selection component in a laser cavity. The experimental results have been discussed theoretically in some details by employing a two-beam coupling model.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(120.6160) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Speckle interferometry
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(280.3340) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser Doppler velocimetry

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History
Original Manuscript: March 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

Citation
Christian Pedersen and René Hansen, "Single frequency, high power, tapered diode laser using phase-conjugated feedback," Opt. Express 13, 3961-3968 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-11-3961


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