A simple extended-cavity diode laser

A S Arnold, J S Wilson, M G Boshier

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Abstract

Operating a laser diode in an extended cavity which provides frequency-selective feedback is a very effective method of reducing the laser's linewidth and improving its tunability. We have developed an extremely simple laser of this type, built from inexpensive commercial components with only a few minor modifications, A 780 nm laser built to this design has an output power of 80 mW, a Linewidth of 350 kHz, and it has been continuously locked to a Doppler-free rubidium transition for several days.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1236-1239
Number of pages4
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998

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Semiconductor lasers
semiconductor lasers
Linewidth
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Lasers
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Rubidium
rubidium
Feedback
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Keywords

  • semiconductor lasers
  • atomic physics
  • cavity diode laser
  • laser

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Arnold, A S ; Wilson, J S ; Boshier, M G . / A simple extended-cavity diode laser. In: Review of Scientific Instruments. 1998 ; Vol. 69, No. 3. pp. 1236-1239.
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