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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1996
  • pp: 411–413

Mode hopping in external-cavity diode lasers

S. Sivaprakasam, Ranita Saha, P. Anantha Lakshmi, and Ranjit Singh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 411-413 (1996)

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Mode hopping in external-cavity AlGaAs diode lasers has been studied experimentally. Its dependence on the amount of feedback and the external-cavity round-trip phase has been studied. The results are compared with the predictions of potential well models. As the feedback is increased the results differ considerably from this theory. A qualitative treatment is also presented.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 11, 1995
Published: March 15, 1996

S. Sivaprakasam, Ranita Saha, P. Anantha Lakshmi, and Ranjit Singh, "Mode hopping in external-cavity diode lasers," Opt. Lett. 21, 411-413 (1996)

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