We demonstrate that appropriately designed external cavities can be used to frequency narrow high-power diode-array bars. Using a commercial 20-W array, we narrow the linewidth to 50 GHz with 14 W of cw output power. A magnifying telescope and a cylindrical collimating lens minimize broadening owing to curvature in the alignment of the diode-array elements.
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B. Chann, I. Nelson, and T. G. Walker, "Frequency-narrowed external-cavity diode-laser-array bar," Opt. Lett. 25, 1352-1354 (2000)