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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1342–1344

Spectrally narrowed external-cavity high-power stack of laser diode arrays

H. Zhu, I. C. Ruset, and F. W. Hersman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 11, pp. 1342-1344 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001342


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Abstract

We describe an effective external cavity for narrowing the spectral linewidth of a multiarray stack of laser diode arrays. For a commercially available 279-W free-running five-array laser diode array operating at 60 A, we narrow the spectral linewidth to 0.40 nm at FWHM with 115 W of cw power output. This technique leads to the possibility of higher-efficiency, lower-cost production of hyperpolarized noble gases for magnetic resonance imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays

Citation
H. Zhu, I. C. Ruset, and F. W. Hersman, "Spectrally narrowed external-cavity high-power stack of laser diode arrays," Opt. Lett. 30, 1342-1344 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-11-1342


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