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Narrow linewidth, single frequency semiconductor laser with a phase conjugate external cavity mirror

Vahala, Kerry and Kyuma, Kazuo and Yariv, Amnon and Kwong, Sze-Keung and Cronin-Golomb, Mark and Lau, Kam Y. (1986) Narrow linewidth, single frequency semiconductor laser with a phase conjugate external cavity mirror. Applied Physics Letters, 49 (23). pp. 1563-1565. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:VAHapl86b

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Abstract

We measure the spectral characteristics of an external cavity semiconductor laser which uses a phase conjugate mirror for its external reflection. This device has significant advantages over the conventional external cavity system owing to the self-aligning nature of the phase conjugate mirror. The fiber delay line self-heterodyne technique is used to measure the fundamental linewidth for single mode operation of this device. It shows the linewidth to be at least as narrow as the instrumental resolution of 100 kHz.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Copyright © 1986 American Institute of Physics (Received 7 August 1986; accepted 6 October 1986) This work was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Army Research Office.
Subject Keywords:SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; FABRICATION; LASER CAVITIES; LINE WIDTHS; MIRRORS; PHASE CONJUGATION
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:VAHapl86b
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:VAHapl86b
Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.97280
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