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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2584–2586

Continuous-wave operation of a broadly tunable thermoelectrically cooled external cavity quantum-cascade laser

Richard Maulini, Dmitri A. Yarekha, Jean-Marc Bulliard, Marcella Giovannini, Jérôme Faist, and Emilio Gini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 19, pp. 2584-2586 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002584


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Abstract

Continuous-wave operation of an external cavity quantum-cascade laser on a thermoelectric cooler is reported. The active region of the gain element was based on a bound-to-continuum design emitting near 5.15 µm. The external cavity setup was arranged in a Littrow configuration. The front facet of the gain chip was antireflection coated. The laser could be tuned over more than 170 cm^−1 from 4.94 to 5.4 µm and was single mode over more than 140 cm^−1. The output power was in excess of 10 mW over ∼100 cm^−1 and in excess of 5 mW over ∼130 cm^−1 at −30°C.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

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Richard Maulini, Dmitri A. Yarekha, Jean-Marc Bulliard, Marcella Giovannini, Jérôme Faist, and Emilio Gini, "Continuous-wave operation of a broadly tunable thermoelectrically cooled external cavity quantum-cascade laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 2584-2586 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-19-2584


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