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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 26 — Dec. 24, 2007
  • pp: 17587–17591

Holographic injection locking of a broad area laser diode via a photorefractive thin-film device

P. D. van Voorst, M.R. de Wit, H. L. Offerhaus, S. Tay, J. Thomas, N. Peyghambarian, and K. -J. Boller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 17587-17591 (2007)

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We demonstrate locking of a high power broad area laser diode to a single frequency using holographic feedback from a photorefractive polymer thin-film device for the first time. A four-wave mixing setup is used to generate feedback for the broad area diode at the wavelength of the single frequency source (Ti:Sapphire laser) while the spatial distribution adapts to the preferred profile of the broad area diode. The result is an injection-locked broad area diode emitting with a linewidth comparable to the Ti:Sapphire laser.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2007
Published: December 11, 2007

P. D. van Voorst, M. R. de Wit, H. L. Offerhaus, S. Tay, J. Thomas, N. Peyghambarian, and K.-J. Boller, "Holographic injection locking of a broad area laser diode via a photorefractive thin-film device," Opt. Express 15, 17587-17591 (2007)

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