Abstract

A two-beam interferometric technique is described for stabilizing the wavelength of a broadband (≃10-nm) semiconductor light source—a GaAs/GaAlAs superluminescence diode. Preliminary results show that the wavelength can be stabilized to better than 1 part in 106 for an averaging time of 1 sec.

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1984 (1)

G. A. Pavlath, M. C. Suman, Navigation 31, 70 (1984).

1983 (2)

H. Hori, Y. Kitayama, M. Kitano, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 169 (1983).
[CrossRef]

N. J. Frigo, H. F. Taylor, L. Goldberg, J. F. Weller, S. C. Rashleigh, Opt. Lett. 8, 119 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1982 (5)

1981 (2)

H. Tsuchida, M. Ohtsu, T. Tako, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 20, L403 (1981).
[CrossRef]

K. Bohm, P. Russer, E. Weidel, R. Ulrich, Opt. Lett. 6, 64 (1981).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bergh, R. A.

Bohm, K.

Burns, W. K.

C. S. Wang, W. H. Cheng, C. J. Hwang, W. K. Burns, R. P. Moeller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 587 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, W. H.

C. S. Wang, W. H. Cheng, C. J. Hwang, W. K. Burns, R. P. Moeller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 587 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Culshaw, B.

Cutler, C. C.

Davis, J. L.

Ezekiel, S.

Frigo, N. J.

Goldberg, L.

Hellwarth, R. W.

Hori, H.

H. Hori, Y. Kitayama, M. Kitano, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 169 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Hwang, C. J.

C. S. Wang, W. H. Cheng, C. J. Hwang, W. K. Burns, R. P. Moeller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 587 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Kitano, M.

H. Hori, Y. Kitayama, M. Kitano, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 169 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Kitayama, Y.

H. Hori, Y. Kitayama, M. Kitano, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 169 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Lefevre, H. C.

Moeller, R. P.

C. S. Wang, W. H. Cheng, C. J. Hwang, W. K. Burns, R. P. Moeller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 587 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Ogawa, T.

H. Hori, Y. Kitayama, M. Kitano, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 169 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Ohtsu, M.

H. Tsuchida, M. Ohtsu, T. Tako, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 21, L1 (1982).

H. Tsuchida, M. Ohtsu, T. Tako, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 20, L403 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Pavlath, G. A.

G. A. Pavlath, M. C. Suman, Navigation 31, 70 (1984).

Petermann, K.

Rashleigh, S. C.

Russer, P.

Shaw, H. J.

Suman, M. C.

G. A. Pavlath, M. C. Suman, Navigation 31, 70 (1984).

Tako, T.

H. Tsuchida, M. Ohtsu, T. Tako, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 21, L1 (1982).

H. Tsuchida, M. Ohtsu, T. Tako, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 20, L403 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, H. F.

Tsuchida, H.

H. Tsuchida, M. Ohtsu, T. Tako, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 21, L1 (1982).

H. Tsuchida, M. Ohtsu, T. Tako, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 20, L403 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Ulrich, R.

Wang, C. S.

C. S. Wang, W. H. Cheng, C. J. Hwang, W. K. Burns, R. P. Moeller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 587 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Weidel, E.

Weller, J. F.

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1975), Chap. 12.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. S. Wang, W. H. Cheng, C. J. Hwang, W. K. Burns, R. P. Moeller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 587 (1982).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. Hori, Y. Kitayama, M. Kitano, T. Ogawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 169 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (2)

H. Tsuchida, M. Ohtsu, T. Tako, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 21, L1 (1982).

H. Tsuchida, M. Ohtsu, T. Tako, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 20, L403 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Navigation (1)

G. A. Pavlath, M. C. Suman, Navigation 31, 70 (1984).

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1975), Chap. 12.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

SLD output spectra for three drive currents at a constant heat-sink temperature (8°C). I is the drive current and P the optical power at the fiber output.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Interferometer output at the SLD wavelength as a function of ΔL. (ΔL was scanned with a motorized translation stage.)

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Simultaneous outputs of (a) PSD1 and (b) PSD2 as a function of ΔL around a ΔL of 8 μm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Error signals of (upper trace) the interferometer loop and (lower trace) the SLD loop (time constant, 1 sec).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Effect of changing the heat-sink temperature by 2°C on the SLD wavelength in open-loop operation. The temperature change occurs at point A. The upper trace is the interferometer-loop error signal.

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λ SLD M N λ 0 ± M N λ 0 1 2 π [ e B ( 1 N 2 i 1 + 1 M 2 i 2 ) ] 1 / 2 ,

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