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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1246–1248

Diode laser extended cavity for broad-range fast ramping

L. Ménager, L. Cabaret, I. Lorgeré, and J.-L. Le Gouët  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 17, pp. 1246-1248 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001246


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Abstract

A novel design for an extended-cavity diode laser is presented. The cavity contains an electro-optic prism for synchronous tuning of the cavity length and the grating's incident angle. A simple analysis of the cavity is presented. Experimental results are reported that show mode-hop-free tuning over more than 10 GHz with high linearity and reproducibility. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first demonstration of mode-hop-free tuning of an extended cavity over several free spectral intervals with an electro-optic crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators

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L. Ménager, L. Cabaret, I. Lorgeré, and J.-L. Le Gouët, "Diode laser extended cavity for broad-range fast ramping," Opt. Lett. 25, 1246-1248 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-17-1246


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