Abstract

Commercial grating-tuned single-mode extended-cavity semiconductor lasers (ECLDs) can be tuned over 100  nm near 1.55 μm. This continuous tuning with no mode hopping requires delicate factory adjustments and high mechanical stability so that the wavelength precision is kept as high as possible and the mismatch between the lasing wavelength and the wavelength of minimum loss remains as small as possible. The addition of a photorefractive crystal inside the cavity creates an adaptive spectral filter that decreases the loss of the lasing mode and thus enhances its stability. For what is to our knowledge the first time, we demonstrate the extension of the available wavelength-mismatch range without mode hopping by the addition of a CdTe photorefractive crystal inside the cavity of a single-mode grating-tuned ECLD.

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N. Ogasawara and R. Ito, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 27, 607–614 (1988).
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F. Favre and D. Le Guen, Electron. Lett. 27, 183–184 (1991).
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A. Uskov, J. Mørk, and J. Mark, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1769–1781 (1994).
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N. Ogasawara and R. Ito, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 27, 607–614 (1988).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

Passedat, G.

Pauliat, G.

L. Meilhac, N. Dubreuil, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, Opt. Mater. 18, 37–40 (2001).
[Crossref]

N. Huot, J. M. Jonathan, G. Pauliat, P. Georges, A. Brun, and G. Roosen, Appl. Phys. B 69, 155–157 (1999).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

N. Huot, J. M. Jonathan, G. Pauliat, P. Georges, A. Brun, and G. Roosen, Appl. Phys. B 69, 155–157 (1999).
[Crossref]

Ph. Delaye, L. A. de Montmorillon, I. Biagio, J. C. Launay, and G. Roosen, Opt. Commun. 134, 580–590 (1997).
[Crossref]

G. Delcourt, F. Seguineau, N. Dubreuil, and G. Roosen, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), postdealine paper CPD1.7.

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Stepanov, S. I.

M. P. Petrov, S. I. Stepanov, and A. V. Khomenko, Photorefractive Crystals in Coherent Optical Systems, Vol. 59 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
[Crossref]

Uskov, A.

A. Uskov, J. Mørk, and J. Mark, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1769–1781 (1994).
[Crossref]

Whitten, W. B.

Wyatt, R.

R. Wyatt and W. J. Devlin, Electron. Lett. 19, 110–112 (1983).
[Crossref]

Yamada, M.

M. Yamada, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 81–89 (1989).
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Zhou, X.

Y. Li, Y. Lu, J. Chen, D. Li, and X. Zhou, J. Opt. A 1, 466–470 (1999).
[Crossref]

Zorabedian, P.

P. Zorabedian, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1542–1552 (1994).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (3)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

N. Huot, J. M. Jonathan, G. Pauliat, P. Georges, A. Brun, and G. Roosen, Appl. Phys. B 69, 155–157 (1999).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. Ludeke and E. P. Harris, Appl. Phys. Lett. 20, 499–500 (1972).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (2)

R. Wyatt and W. J. Devlin, Electron. Lett. 19, 110–112 (1983).
[Crossref]

F. Favre and D. Le Guen, Electron. Lett. 27, 183–184 (1991).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

P. Zorabedian, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1542–1552 (1994).
[Crossref]

A. Uskov, J. Mørk, and J. Mark, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1769–1781 (1994).
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J. Appl. Phys. (1)

M. Yamada, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 81–89 (1989).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. A (1)

Y. Li, Y. Lu, J. Chen, D. Li, and X. Zhou, J. Opt. A 1, 466–470 (1999).
[Crossref]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (2)

N. Ogasawara and R. Ito, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 27, 607–614 (1988).
[Crossref]

N. Ogasawara and R. Ito, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 27, 615–626 (1988).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

Ph. Delaye, L. A. de Montmorillon, I. Biagio, J. C. Launay, and G. Roosen, Opt. Commun. 134, 580–590 (1997).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Mater. (1)

L. Meilhac, N. Dubreuil, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, Opt. Mater. 18, 37–40 (2001).
[Crossref]

Other (2)

G. Delcourt, F. Seguineau, N. Dubreuil, and G. Roosen, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), postdealine paper CPD1.7.

M. P. Petrov, S. I. Stepanov, and A. V. Khomenko, Photorefractive Crystals in Coherent Optical Systems, Vol. 59 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).
[Crossref]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Grating-tuned extended-cavity laser comprising an antireflection- (AR-) coated laser, a collimating optical system, a CdTe photorefractive crystal, and a Littman-mounted grating.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Differential loss with respect to lasing mode at (a) δλ=0 and (b) δλ=Δ as a function of detuning from the lasing-mode wavelength with (solid curve) and without (dashed curve) a photorefractive crystal inside the cavity. The filled and open circles correspond to the mode positions with and without the CdTe crystal inside the cavity, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured values of maximum mode-hop-free wavelength mismatches δλ between the lasing wavelength and the wavelength of minimum backcoupling loss as a function of the emission power. The filled and open circles correspond to measurements with and without the CdTe crystal inside the cavity, respectively.

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