Abstract

The use of a grazing angle grating tuner for single-mode operation of a color center laser is described. Design criteria are developed for optimizing the output coupling and wavelength dispersion while maintaining high efficiency.

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  1. K. R. German, Appl. Opt. 18, 2348 (1979).
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  2. See, for example, M. G. Littman, H. J. Metcalf, Appl. Opt. 17, 2224 (1979); I. Shoshan, U. P. Oppenheim, Opt. Commun. 25, 375 (1978); M. G. Littman, Opt. Lett., 3, 138 (1979); D. J. Jackson, J. E. Lawler, T. W. Hansch, Opt. Commun. 29, 357 (1979).
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  7. K. R. German, T. W. Karras, in Proceedings, International Conference on Lasers, (1979), p. 374. Note that Eq. (3) in this reference has a typographical omission of a factor of cosθ0. The corrected version appears as Eq. (1) in the present work.

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Bloom, D. M.

Duarte, F. J.

German, K. R.

K. R. German, Appl. Opt. 18, 2348 (1979).
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K. R. German, T. W. Karras, in Proceedings, International Conference on Lasers, (1979), p. 374. Note that Eq. (3) in this reference has a typographical omission of a factor of cosθ0. The corrected version appears as Eq. (1) in the present work.

Iles, M. K.

Karras, T. W.

K. R. German, T. W. Karras, in Proceedings, International Conference on Lasers, (1979), p. 374. Note that Eq. (3) in this reference has a typographical omission of a factor of cosθ0. The corrected version appears as Eq. (1) in the present work.

Littman, M. G.

Liu, K.

Metcalf, H. J.

Mollenauer, L. F.

Piper, J. A.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Grazing angle incidence grating and wavelength tuning mirror M3. Subscripts 0 and 1 refer to zeroth- and first-order diffractions. Solid lines correspond to first pass diffraction and dashed lines to the second pass.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Reflectivity of 420-g/mm grating at 3.0 μm as a function of angle of incidence.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic of Burleigh FCL-20 modified for operation with the grazing angle tuner of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Performance of RbC1:Li crystal at 1-W pump power: a, multimode FCL-20 without etalon; b, single frequency FCL-20; and c, single frequency with FCL-20 modified as in Fig. 3.

Equations (1)

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Δ ν ν = cos θ 0 sin θ 0 + sin θ 1 ( λ 2 π d 1 ) 1 / 2 ,

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