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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1991
  • pp: 910–912

External-cavity diode laser using a grazing-incidence diffraction grating

K. C. Harvey and C. J. Myatt  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 910-912 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.16.000910


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Abstract

An external cavity has been developed for use with commercial diode lasers. It uses a diffraction grating at grazing incidence for wavelength selection and output coupling. This configuration allows a GaAlAs diode laser to be tuned conveniently anywhere in a range greater than 20 nm. Also, the linewidth is reduced by a factor of more than 1000 from 40 MHz to less than 10 kHz. The new laser system should be useful for high-resolution spectroscopy, laser cooling of atoms, time standards, and coherent optical communications.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 1991
Published: June 15, 1991

Citation
K. C. Harvey and C. J. Myatt, "External-cavity diode laser using a grazing-incidence diffraction grating," Opt. Lett. 16, 910-912 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-16-12-910

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