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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16520–16526

Stabilization of a Semiconductor Disk Laser using an intra-cavity High Reflectivity Grating

S. Giet, C.-L. Lee, S. Calvez, M.D. Dawson, N. Destouches, J.-C. Pommier, and O. Parriaux  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16520-16526 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.016520


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Abstract

We demonstrate the use of a High Reflectivity Grating (HRG) as an intra-cavity element in a Semiconductor Disk Laser (or Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) to stabilise its emission wavelength and polarization characteristics. Operation at 1058nm with up to 645mW of pump-limited output power and an M2~1.4 is achieved. We also show that this scheme permits tunable single-frequency operation.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2007
Published: November 29, 2007

Citation
S. Giet, C.-L. Lee, S. Calvez, M. D. Dawson, N. Destouches, J.-C. Pommier, and O. Parriaux, "Stabilization of a semiconductor disk laser using an intra-cavity high reflectivity grating," Opt. Express 15, 16520-16526 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-16520


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