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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2735–2743

Self-induced transverse mode selection in a photorefractive extended cavity laser diode

Vincent Reboud, Nicolas Dubreuil, Pierre Fournet, Gilles Pauliat, Gérald Roosen, and Daniel Rytz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2735-2743 (2006)

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Previous works on photorefractive self-organizing laser cavities were about lasers that oscillate, prior the self-organization process occurs, on a set of axial modes sharing the same transverse structure. In a well-designed broad-area laser diode extended cavity, we theoretically and experimentally demonstrate that the insertion of a photorefractive crystal can also affect the transverse modal structure to force the laser, initially oscillating on several transverse modes, to oscillate on a single transverse and axial mode. This spatial self-organization process leads to an enhancement of the single mode operating range of the laser.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Vincent Reboud, Nicolas Dubreuil, Pierre Fournet, Gilles Pauliat, Gérald Roosen, and Daniel Rytz, "Self-induced transverse mode selection in a photorefractive extended cavity laser diode," Opt. Express 14, 2735-2743 (2006)

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