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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 4991–4996

Actively controlled tuning of an external cavity diode laser by polarization spectroscopy

Thorsten Führer, Denise Stang, and Thomas Walther  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 4991-4996 (2009)

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We report on an universal method to achieve and sustain a large mode-hop free tuning range of an external cavity diode laser. By locking one of the resonators using a closed loop control based on polarization spectroscopy while tuning the laser we achieved mode-hop free tuning of up to 130 GHz with a non AR-coated, off-the-shelf laser diode.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2009
Published: March 16, 2009

Thorsten Führer, Denise Stang, and Thomas Walther, "Actively Controlled Tuning of an External Cavity Diode Laser by Polarization Spectroscopy," Opt. Express 17, 4991-4996 (2009)

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