Abstract

A novel method is described for fast frequency modulation or frequency control of diode lasers that avoids problems associated with bias current modulation, namely, amplitude modulation and thermal phase delays. The method is based on amplitude-modulated, noninterfering control light with a wavelength near the transparency region of the laser diode, which specifically modifies the spectral gain profile to yield a constant gain but a controllable refractive index at the lasing wavelength. This permits amplitude-modulation-free frequency modulation at modulation frequencies up to the relaxation oscillation frequency. A phase lock between the emissions of two extended-cavity diode lasers that could not be achieved with bias current modulation was achieved by this method.

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1998 (2)

I. Dubinsky, K. Rybak, J. I. Steinfeld, and R. W. Field, Appl. Phys. B 67, 481 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. Linnerud, P. Kaspersen, and T. Jaeger, Appl. Phys. B 67, 297 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

W. Fox, L. D’Evelyn, H. G. Robinson, C. S. Weimer, and L. Hollberg, Proc. SPIE 2378, 58 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

H. R. Telle, Spectrochim. Acta Rev. 15, 301 (1993).

1983 (1)

G. C. Bjorklund and M. D. Levenson, Appl. Phys. B 32, 145 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

S. Kobayashi, Y. Yamamoto, M. Ito, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 582 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Bjorklund, G. C.

G. C. Bjorklund and M. D. Levenson, Appl. Phys. B 32, 145 (1983).
[CrossRef]

D’Evelyn, L.

W. Fox, L. D’Evelyn, H. G. Robinson, C. S. Weimer, and L. Hollberg, Proc. SPIE 2378, 58 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dubinsky, I.

I. Dubinsky, K. Rybak, J. I. Steinfeld, and R. W. Field, Appl. Phys. B 67, 481 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Field, R. W.

I. Dubinsky, K. Rybak, J. I. Steinfeld, and R. W. Field, Appl. Phys. B 67, 481 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Fox, W.

W. Fox, L. D’Evelyn, H. G. Robinson, C. S. Weimer, and L. Hollberg, Proc. SPIE 2378, 58 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Hollberg, L.

W. Fox, L. D’Evelyn, H. G. Robinson, C. S. Weimer, and L. Hollberg, Proc. SPIE 2378, 58 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Ito, M.

S. Kobayashi, Y. Yamamoto, M. Ito, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 582 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Jaeger, T.

I. Linnerud, P. Kaspersen, and T. Jaeger, Appl. Phys. B 67, 297 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kaspersen, P.

I. Linnerud, P. Kaspersen, and T. Jaeger, Appl. Phys. B 67, 297 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kimura, T.

S. Kobayashi, Y. Yamamoto, M. Ito, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 582 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, S.

S. Kobayashi, Y. Yamamoto, M. Ito, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 582 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Levenson, M. D.

G. C. Bjorklund and M. D. Levenson, Appl. Phys. B 32, 145 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Linnerud, I.

I. Linnerud, P. Kaspersen, and T. Jaeger, Appl. Phys. B 67, 297 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ohtsu, M.

M. Ohtsu, Highly Coherent Semiconductor Laser (Artech House, Boston, Mass., 1992).

Robinson, H. G.

W. Fox, L. D’Evelyn, H. G. Robinson, C. S. Weimer, and L. Hollberg, Proc. SPIE 2378, 58 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rybak, K.

I. Dubinsky, K. Rybak, J. I. Steinfeld, and R. W. Field, Appl. Phys. B 67, 481 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Steinfeld, J. I.

I. Dubinsky, K. Rybak, J. I. Steinfeld, and R. W. Field, Appl. Phys. B 67, 481 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Telle, H. R.

H. R. Telle, Spectrochim. Acta Rev. 15, 301 (1993).

Weimer, C. S.

W. Fox, L. D’Evelyn, H. G. Robinson, C. S. Weimer, and L. Hollberg, Proc. SPIE 2378, 58 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Yamamoto, Y.

S. Kobayashi, Y. Yamamoto, M. Ito, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 582 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (3)

G. C. Bjorklund and M. D. Levenson, Appl. Phys. B 32, 145 (1983).
[CrossRef]

I. Dubinsky, K. Rybak, J. I. Steinfeld, and R. W. Field, Appl. Phys. B 67, 481 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. Linnerud, P. Kaspersen, and T. Jaeger, Appl. Phys. B 67, 297 (1998).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Kobayashi, Y. Yamamoto, M. Ito, and T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 582 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

W. Fox, L. D’Evelyn, H. G. Robinson, C. S. Weimer, and L. Hollberg, Proc. SPIE 2378, 58 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Spectrochim. Acta Rev. (1)

H. R. Telle, Spectrochim. Acta Rev. 15, 301 (1993).

Other (1)

M. Ohtsu, Highly Coherent Semiconductor Laser (Artech House, Boston, Mass., 1992).

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