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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15691–15696

Performance characteristics of a continuous-wave compact widely tunable external cavity interband cascade lasers

David Caffey, Timothy Day, Chul Soo Kim, Mijin Kim, Igor Vurgaftman, William W. Bewley, J. Ryan Lindle, Chadwick L. Canedy, Joshua Abell, and Jerry R. Meyer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15691-15696 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.015691


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Abstract

We present the design and performance of a novel broadly tunable continuous-wave external-cavity interband cascade laser (ECicL). The ICL die growth and fabrication, as well as the external cavity geometry are described. Tuning across the 3.2-3.35 μm wavelength range, limited by the gain width of the ICL active medium, is achieved at a maximum power level of 4 mW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2010
Published: July 9, 2010

Citation
David Caffey, Timothy Day, Chul Soo Kim, Mijin Kim, Igor Vurgaftman, William W. Bewley, J. Ryan Lindle, Chadwick L. Canedy, Joshua Abell, and Jerry R. Meyer, "Performance characteristics of a continuous-wave compact widely tunable external cavity interband cascade lasers," Opt. Express 18, 15691-15696 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-15-15691


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