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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1369–1371

Frequency stabilization of a semiconductor laser by external phase-conjugate feedback

Peter Kürz and Takaaki Mukai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 1369-1371 (1996)

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We report the stabilization of a laser diode by external phase-conjugate feedback from a broad-area laser diode. The linewidth of the stabilized laser diode was reduced from 5 MHz to 25 kHz, approaching the limit set by the fluctuations of the pump beam for the phase conjugator. Clear evidence of phase conjugation was the observation of paired half-axial side modes spaced at frequencies of c/4L with respect to the main mode.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 1, 1996
Published: September 1, 1996

Peter Kürz and Takaaki Mukai, "Frequency stabilization of a semiconductor laser by external phase-conjugate feedback," Opt. Lett. 21, 1369-1371 (1996)

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