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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 702–704

Continuous wave, 30 W laser-diode bar with 10 GHz linewidth for Rb laser pumping

A. Gourevitch, G. Venus, V. Smirnov, D. A. Hostutler, and L. Glebov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 702-704 (2008)

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A laser-diode bar incorporated into an external cavity with a volume Bragg mirror produced 30 W of cw output power within a 20 pm ( 10 GHz ) spectral linewidth (FWHM) centered at 780 nm . The device output power exceeded 90% of that for the free-running laser-diode bar. The emission wavelength was tuned over a 400 pm range without broadening laser spectrum width. Absorption of 90% of the laser radiation by a 25 mm vapor cell containing Rb that has been pressure broadened with 300 torr of ethane was demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2008
Published: March 28, 2008

A. Gourevitch, G. Venus, V. Smirnov, D. A. Hostutler, and L. Glebov, "Continuous wave, 30 W laser-diode bar with 10 GHz linewidth for Rb laser pumping," Opt. Lett. 33, 702-704 (2008)

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