Abstract

Mode-hop suppression in a tunable laser employing a Littrow grating can be obtained through a simultaneous sweep of the Littrow grating angle and cavity length. The simplest way to obtain such coupled movements is to rotate the Littrow grating about a particular axis: We show theoretically and experimentally that it is necessary to improve the formalism used in previous calculations to treat the problem correctly. The current model explains the different choices made in previous studies and gives the optimal rotation point and mechanical tolerances to obtain a maximal continuous tuning range. It has been successfully tested experimentally.

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  1. M. Bagley, R. Wyatt, D. J. Elton, H. J. Wickes, P. C. Spurdens, C. P. Seltzer, D. M. Copper, W. J. Devlin, “242 nm continuous tuning from a GRIN-SC-MQW-BH InGaAsP laser in an extended-cavity,” Electron. Lett. 26, 267–269 (1986).
    [CrossRef]
  2. H. Tabuchi, H. Ishikawa, “External grating tunable MQW laser with wide tuning range of 240 nm,” Electron. Lett. 26, 742–743 (1986).
    [CrossRef]
  3. F. Favre, D. le Guen, J. C. Simon, B. Landousies, “External-Cavity semiconductor laser with 15 nm continuous tuning range,” Electron. Lett. 22, 795–796 (1986).
    [CrossRef]
  4. O. Nilsson, E. Gobar, K. Vilhelmson, “Continuously tunable external-cavity laser,” presented at E.C.O.C. 90, the European Conference on Optical Communication, September 1990, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  5. M. deLabachelerie, C. Latrasse, K. Diomande, P. Kemmsu, P. Cerez, “A 1.5 μm absolutely stabilized extended-cavity semiconductor laser,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. and Meas. 40, 185–190 (1991).
    [CrossRef]

1991 (1)

M. deLabachelerie, C. Latrasse, K. Diomande, P. Kemmsu, P. Cerez, “A 1.5 μm absolutely stabilized extended-cavity semiconductor laser,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. and Meas. 40, 185–190 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1986 (3)

M. Bagley, R. Wyatt, D. J. Elton, H. J. Wickes, P. C. Spurdens, C. P. Seltzer, D. M. Copper, W. J. Devlin, “242 nm continuous tuning from a GRIN-SC-MQW-BH InGaAsP laser in an extended-cavity,” Electron. Lett. 26, 267–269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

H. Tabuchi, H. Ishikawa, “External grating tunable MQW laser with wide tuning range of 240 nm,” Electron. Lett. 26, 742–743 (1986).
[CrossRef]

F. Favre, D. le Guen, J. C. Simon, B. Landousies, “External-Cavity semiconductor laser with 15 nm continuous tuning range,” Electron. Lett. 22, 795–796 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Bagley, M.

M. Bagley, R. Wyatt, D. J. Elton, H. J. Wickes, P. C. Spurdens, C. P. Seltzer, D. M. Copper, W. J. Devlin, “242 nm continuous tuning from a GRIN-SC-MQW-BH InGaAsP laser in an extended-cavity,” Electron. Lett. 26, 267–269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Cerez, P.

M. deLabachelerie, C. Latrasse, K. Diomande, P. Kemmsu, P. Cerez, “A 1.5 μm absolutely stabilized extended-cavity semiconductor laser,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. and Meas. 40, 185–190 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Copper, D. M.

M. Bagley, R. Wyatt, D. J. Elton, H. J. Wickes, P. C. Spurdens, C. P. Seltzer, D. M. Copper, W. J. Devlin, “242 nm continuous tuning from a GRIN-SC-MQW-BH InGaAsP laser in an extended-cavity,” Electron. Lett. 26, 267–269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

deLabachelerie, M.

M. deLabachelerie, C. Latrasse, K. Diomande, P. Kemmsu, P. Cerez, “A 1.5 μm absolutely stabilized extended-cavity semiconductor laser,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. and Meas. 40, 185–190 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Devlin, W. J.

M. Bagley, R. Wyatt, D. J. Elton, H. J. Wickes, P. C. Spurdens, C. P. Seltzer, D. M. Copper, W. J. Devlin, “242 nm continuous tuning from a GRIN-SC-MQW-BH InGaAsP laser in an extended-cavity,” Electron. Lett. 26, 267–269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Diomande, K.

M. deLabachelerie, C. Latrasse, K. Diomande, P. Kemmsu, P. Cerez, “A 1.5 μm absolutely stabilized extended-cavity semiconductor laser,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. and Meas. 40, 185–190 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Elton, D. J.

M. Bagley, R. Wyatt, D. J. Elton, H. J. Wickes, P. C. Spurdens, C. P. Seltzer, D. M. Copper, W. J. Devlin, “242 nm continuous tuning from a GRIN-SC-MQW-BH InGaAsP laser in an extended-cavity,” Electron. Lett. 26, 267–269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Favre, F.

F. Favre, D. le Guen, J. C. Simon, B. Landousies, “External-Cavity semiconductor laser with 15 nm continuous tuning range,” Electron. Lett. 22, 795–796 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Gobar, E.

O. Nilsson, E. Gobar, K. Vilhelmson, “Continuously tunable external-cavity laser,” presented at E.C.O.C. 90, the European Conference on Optical Communication, September 1990, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Ishikawa, H.

H. Tabuchi, H. Ishikawa, “External grating tunable MQW laser with wide tuning range of 240 nm,” Electron. Lett. 26, 742–743 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Kemmsu, P.

M. deLabachelerie, C. Latrasse, K. Diomande, P. Kemmsu, P. Cerez, “A 1.5 μm absolutely stabilized extended-cavity semiconductor laser,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. and Meas. 40, 185–190 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Landousies, B.

F. Favre, D. le Guen, J. C. Simon, B. Landousies, “External-Cavity semiconductor laser with 15 nm continuous tuning range,” Electron. Lett. 22, 795–796 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Latrasse, C.

M. deLabachelerie, C. Latrasse, K. Diomande, P. Kemmsu, P. Cerez, “A 1.5 μm absolutely stabilized extended-cavity semiconductor laser,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. and Meas. 40, 185–190 (1991).
[CrossRef]

le Guen, D.

F. Favre, D. le Guen, J. C. Simon, B. Landousies, “External-Cavity semiconductor laser with 15 nm continuous tuning range,” Electron. Lett. 22, 795–796 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, O.

O. Nilsson, E. Gobar, K. Vilhelmson, “Continuously tunable external-cavity laser,” presented at E.C.O.C. 90, the European Conference on Optical Communication, September 1990, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Seltzer, C. P.

M. Bagley, R. Wyatt, D. J. Elton, H. J. Wickes, P. C. Spurdens, C. P. Seltzer, D. M. Copper, W. J. Devlin, “242 nm continuous tuning from a GRIN-SC-MQW-BH InGaAsP laser in an extended-cavity,” Electron. Lett. 26, 267–269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Simon, J. C.

F. Favre, D. le Guen, J. C. Simon, B. Landousies, “External-Cavity semiconductor laser with 15 nm continuous tuning range,” Electron. Lett. 22, 795–796 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Spurdens, P. C.

M. Bagley, R. Wyatt, D. J. Elton, H. J. Wickes, P. C. Spurdens, C. P. Seltzer, D. M. Copper, W. J. Devlin, “242 nm continuous tuning from a GRIN-SC-MQW-BH InGaAsP laser in an extended-cavity,” Electron. Lett. 26, 267–269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Tabuchi, H.

H. Tabuchi, H. Ishikawa, “External grating tunable MQW laser with wide tuning range of 240 nm,” Electron. Lett. 26, 742–743 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Vilhelmson, K.

O. Nilsson, E. Gobar, K. Vilhelmson, “Continuously tunable external-cavity laser,” presented at E.C.O.C. 90, the European Conference on Optical Communication, September 1990, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Wickes, H. J.

M. Bagley, R. Wyatt, D. J. Elton, H. J. Wickes, P. C. Spurdens, C. P. Seltzer, D. M. Copper, W. J. Devlin, “242 nm continuous tuning from a GRIN-SC-MQW-BH InGaAsP laser in an extended-cavity,” Electron. Lett. 26, 267–269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Wyatt, R.

M. Bagley, R. Wyatt, D. J. Elton, H. J. Wickes, P. C. Spurdens, C. P. Seltzer, D. M. Copper, W. J. Devlin, “242 nm continuous tuning from a GRIN-SC-MQW-BH InGaAsP laser in an extended-cavity,” Electron. Lett. 26, 267–269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

M. Bagley, R. Wyatt, D. J. Elton, H. J. Wickes, P. C. Spurdens, C. P. Seltzer, D. M. Copper, W. J. Devlin, “242 nm continuous tuning from a GRIN-SC-MQW-BH InGaAsP laser in an extended-cavity,” Electron. Lett. 26, 267–269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

H. Tabuchi, H. Ishikawa, “External grating tunable MQW laser with wide tuning range of 240 nm,” Electron. Lett. 26, 742–743 (1986).
[CrossRef]

F. Favre, D. le Guen, J. C. Simon, B. Landousies, “External-Cavity semiconductor laser with 15 nm continuous tuning range,” Electron. Lett. 22, 795–796 (1986).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Instrum. and Meas. (1)

M. deLabachelerie, C. Latrasse, K. Diomande, P. Kemmsu, P. Cerez, “A 1.5 μm absolutely stabilized extended-cavity semiconductor laser,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. and Meas. 40, 185–190 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

O. Nilsson, E. Gobar, K. Vilhelmson, “Continuously tunable external-cavity laser,” presented at E.C.O.C. 90, the European Conference on Optical Communication, September 1990, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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