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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2101–2104

Characteristics of the single-longitudinal-mode planar-waveguide external cavity diode laser at 1064  nm

Kenji Numata, Mazin Alalusi, Lew Stolpner, Georgios Margaritis, Jordan Camp, and Michael Krainak  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 2101-2104 (2014)

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We describe the characteristics of the planar-waveguide external cavity diode laser (PW-ECL). To the best of our knowledge, it is the first butterfly-packaged 1064 nm semiconductor laser that is stable enough to be locked to an external frequency reference. We evaluated its performance from the viewpoint of precision experiments. Using a hyperfine absorption line of iodine, we suppressed its frequency noise by a factor of up to 104 at 10 mHz. The PW-ECL’s compactness and low cost make it a candidate to replace traditional Nd:YAG nonplanar ring oscillators and fiber lasers in applications that require a single longitudinal mode.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 15, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2014
Published: March 28, 2014

Kenji Numata, Mazin Alalusi, Lew Stolpner, Georgios Margaritis, Jordan Camp, and Michael Krainak, "Characteristics of the single-longitudinal-mode planar-waveguide external cavity diode laser at 1064  nm," Opt. Lett. 39, 2101-2104 (2014)

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