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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3322–3324

Technique for continuous tuning of an extended-cavity diode laser

Gilles Fortin and Nathalie McCarthy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3322-3324 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003322


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Abstract

Mode-hop-free operation of an extended-cavity diode laser is achieved with an innovative technique. A chirped (varied-line-space) diffraction grating is used as an external coupler. Continuous tuning is obtained by a simple linear translation of the grating. The measured continuous tuning range is currently as wide as 37 nm ( 4.6 THz ) near 1550 nm with a relatively constant output power.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1590) Diffraction and gratings : Chirping
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(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
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: July 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2009
Published: October 27, 2009

Citation
Gilles Fortin and Nathalie McCarthy, "Technique for continuous tuning of an extended-cavity diode laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 3322-3324 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-21-3322

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