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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1998
  • pp: 774–776

Simple diode pumping of a power-buildup cavity.

David A. King and Richard J. Pittaro  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 774-776 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000774


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Abstract

We have developed a novel and simple passive technique to frequency lock an antireflection-coated diode laser to a power-buildup cavity. The beam reflected from a mode-mismatched cavity is spatially filtered so the maximum reflected intensity occurs at a cavity resonance. We experimentally and theoretically investigated the locking behavior and found that it is both robust and stable. In an implementation of the technique a 100-W intracavity beam can be generated by use of only a two-mirror cavity and a 15-mW 635-nm diode laser driven by a dc current.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

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David A. King and Richard J. Pittaro, "Simple diode pumping of a power-buildup cavity.," Opt. Lett. 23, 774-776 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-10-774


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