Abstract

A laser-diode bar incorporated into an external cavity with a volume Bragg mirror produced 30W of cw output power within a 20pm (10GHz) spectral linewidth (FWHM) centered at 780nm. The device output power exceeded 90% of that for the free-running laser-diode bar. The emission wavelength was tuned over a 400pm range without broadening laser spectrum width. Absorption of 90% of the laser radiation by a 25 mm vapor cell containing Rb that has been pressure broadened with 300 torr of ethane was demonstrated.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Walker, T.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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B. Zhdanov and R. J. Knize, Opt. Lett. 32, 2167 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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B. V. Zhdanov, T. Ehrenreich, and R. J. Knize, IEEE Electron Device Lett. 43, 221 (2007).

Zheng, Y.

Y. Wang, M. Niigaki, H. Fukuoka, Y. Zheng, H. Miyajima, S. Matsuoka, H. Kubomura, T. Hiruma, and H. Kan, Phys. Lett. A 360, 659 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

A. Sharma, N. D. Bhaskar, Y. Q. Lu, and W. Happer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 39, 209 (1981).
[CrossRef]

T. Earles, L. J. Mawst, and D. Botez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 2072 (1998).
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[CrossRef]

IEEE Electron Device Lett. (1)

B. V. Zhdanov, T. Ehrenreich, and R. J. Knize, IEEE Electron Device Lett. 43, 221 (2007).

J. Directed Energy (1)

R. J. Knize, T. Ehrenreich, and B. Zhdanov, J. Directed Energy 2, 145 (2006).

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Jechow, V. Raab, R. Menzel, M. Cenkier, S. Stry, and J. Sacher, Opt. Commun. 277, 161 (2007).
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Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Phys. Lett. A (1)

Y. Wang, M. Niigaki, H. Fukuoka, Y. Zheng, H. Miyajima, S. Matsuoka, H. Kubomura, T. Hiruma, and H. Kan, Phys. Lett. A 360, 659 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (2)

L. B. Glebov, Proc. SPIE 6216, 621601 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. B. Venus, A. Sevian, V. I. Smirnov, and L. B. Glebov, Proc. SPIE 5711, 166 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

O. M. Efimov, L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, and V. I. Smirnov, U.S. patent 6,586,141 (July 1, 2003).

O. M. Efimov, L. B. Glebov, and V. Smirnov, U.S. patent 6,673,497 (January 6, 2004).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Emission spectra of free-running (dashed curve) and volume Bragg (solid curve) diode lasers in semi-log scale. (b) Emission spectrum of a VOBLA in linear scale.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Emission spectrum of the VOBLA measured using a Fabry–Perot interferometer with a 15 GHz FSR.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

cw output power of a free-running (empty square) and a volume Bragg (filled square) LDBs versus driving current.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Emission spectra of a volume Bragg diode laser at different grating temperatures.

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