OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1453–1455

Stable coherent coupling of laser diodes by a volume Bragg grating in photothermorefractive glass

George B. Venus, Armen Sevian, Vadim I. Smirnov, and Leonid B. Glebov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1453-1455 (2006)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (108 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Two separate laser diodes emitting near 980 nm were coupled by a thick volume Bragg grating recorded in a photothermorefractive glass. The coupled diodes emitted at the same wavelength with a spectral width narrowed to below the resolution of the spectrum analyzer ( < 30 pm ) . Coherent emission at a pumping level greater than five times above the threshold was observed for several months with near-unity visibility of the interference pattern.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2006

George B. Venus, Armen Sevian, Vadim I. Smirnov, and Leonid B. Glebov, "Stable coherent coupling of laser diodes by a volume Bragg grating in photothermorefractive glass," Opt. Lett. 31, 1453-1455 (2006)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. A. F. Glova, Quantum Electron. 33, 283 (2003). [CrossRef]
  2. J. P. Hohimer, A. Owyoung, and G. R. Hadley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 1244 (1985). [CrossRef]
  3. J. Mercier and M. McCall, Opt. Commun. 138, 200 (1997). [CrossRef]
  4. A. P. Napartovich and D. V. Vysotsky, Opt. Commun. 141, 91 (1997). [CrossRef]
  5. L. Bartelt-Berger, U. Brauch, A. Giesen, H. Huegel, and H. Opower, Appl. Opt. 38, 5752 (1999). [CrossRef]
  6. Y. Liu and Y. Braiman, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 1013 (2004). [CrossRef]
  7. C. J. Chang-Hasnain, J. Berger, D. R. Scifres, W. Streifer, J. R. Whinnery, and A. Dienes, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1465 (1987). [CrossRef]
  8. J. R. Leger, G. Mowry, and D. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 2937 (1994). [CrossRef]
  9. S. Yu. Kourtchatov, V. V. Likhanskii, A. P. Napartovich, F. T. Arecchi, and A. Lapucci, Phys. Rev. A 52, 4089 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. J. R. Leger, G. Mowry, and L. Xu, Appl. Opt. 34, 4302 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. G. L. Schuster and J. R. Andrews, Appl. Opt. 34, 6801 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. V. V. Apollonov, S. I. Derzhavin, V. V. Kuzminov, D. A. Mashkovskii, A. M. Prokhorov, V. N. Timoshkin, and V. A. Filonenko, Quantum Electron. 29, 839 (1999). [CrossRef]
  13. E. K. Gorton and R. M. Jenkins, Appl. Opt. 40, 6663 (2001). [CrossRef]
  14. D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthelemy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503 (2002). [CrossRef]
  15. S. Riyopoulos, Phys. Rev. A 66, 53821 (2002). [CrossRef]
  16. D. Sabourdy, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, A. Barthélémy, P. Even, and D. Pureur, Opt. Express 11, 87 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. L. B. Glebov, V. I. Smirnov, C. M. Stickley, and I. V. Ciapurin, in Proc. SPIE 4724, 101 (2002). [CrossRef]
  18. O. M. Efimov, L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, and V. I. Smirnov, U.S. Patent 6,586,141 (July 1, 2003).
  19. O. M. Efimov, L. B. Glebov, and V. I. Smirnov, U.S. Patent 6,673,497 (January 26, 2004).
  20. I. V. Ciapurin, L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, V. I. Smirnov, and E. V. Rotari, in Proc. SPIE 4974, 209 (2003). [CrossRef]
  21. G. Venus, V. Smirnov, L. Glebov, and M. Kanskar, in Proceedings of Solids State and Diode Lasers Technical Review (Directed Energy Professional, 2004), paper P-14.
  22. G. B. Venus, A. Sevian, V. I. Smirnov, and L. B. Glebov, in Proc. SPIE 5711, 166 (2005). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited