Narrow linewidth operation of a tunable optically pumped semiconductor laser

Richard Abram, Kyle Gardner, Erling Riis, Allister Ferguson

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Abstract

We report on the single-frequency operation of an optically pumped external cavity semiconductor laser. An output power of up to 400 mW is obtained in a single spatial and longitudinal mode and with a tuning range exceeding 10 nm. The laser has been stabilized electronically to a reference cavity with a relative linewidth of less than 5 kHz.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5434-5439
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Express
Volume12
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

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Keywords

  • lasers
  • single-mode
  • tunable
  • semiconductor lasers
  • spectroscopy
  • high-resolution
  • optics

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