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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16691–16696

Self-aligned non-dispersive external cavity tunable laser

Christophe Moser, Lawrence Ho, and Frank Havermeyer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16691-16696 (2008)

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We are reporting on a novel self-aligned non-dispersive external cavity laser (ECL) based on thick volume holographic gratings (VHG). The ECL is tunable and operates with single mode and broad area multimode laser diodes. We experimentally demonstrate tunable single frequency operation at 405 nm and 785 nm. The tunable ECL concept is also experimentally tested with high power broad area laser diodes near 780 nm. The passive alignment feature of the cavity is expected to reduce the assembly cost of tunable ECLs.

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OCIS Codes
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2008
Published: October 3, 2008

Christophe Moser, Lawrence Ho, and Frank Havermeyer, "Self-aligned non-dispersive external cavity tunable laser," Opt. Express 16, 16691-16696 (2008)

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