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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 25–27

Grating-based wavelength control of single- and two-color vertical-external-cavity-surface-emitting lasers

Maik Scheller, Stephan W. Koch, and Jerome V. Moloney  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 25-27 (2012)

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Wide wavelength tunability of single- and two-color operating vertical-external-cavity-surface-emitting lasers (VECSELs) is demonstrated. Employing an external feedback based on a diffractive grating outside the cavity of a narrow-line single-color VECSEL allows for a continuous tuning of the emission wavelength over 10 nm. Employing a dual-feedback-configuration for tunable two-color emission, a tunability of the difference frequency between the two lasing wavelengths from 300 gigahertz to up to 3.5 terahertz is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2011
Published: December 22, 2011

Maik Scheller, Stephan W. Koch, and Jerome V. Moloney, "Grating-based wavelength control of single- and two-color vertical-external-cavity-surface-emitting lasers," Opt. Lett. 37, 25-27 (2012)

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