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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 826–828

Interference-filter-tuned, alignment-stabilized, semiconductor external-cavity laser

P. Zorabedian and W. R. Trutna, Jr  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 826-828 (1988)

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We compared the angular alignment tolerance and the tuning range of a novel interference-filter-tuned semiconductor external-cavity laser based on a degenerate resonator with characteristics similar to those of a conventional grating-tuned external-cavity laser using a 1300-nm InGaAsP Fabry–Perot laser with an antireflection-coated facet as the gain medium. The interference-filter cavity had a 260-fold greater alignment tolerance (±26 versus ±0.1 mrad) and nearly the same tuning range (90 versus 110 nm) as the grating-tuned cavity.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 12, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

P. Zorabedian and W. R. Trutna, "Interference-filter-tuned, alignment-stabilized, semiconductor external-cavity laser," Opt. Lett. 13, 826-828 (1988)

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