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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001453


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Abstract

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.

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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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-10-1453


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