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Narrow linewidth operation of a tunable optically pumped semiconductor laser

Abram, Richard and Gardner, Kyle and Riis, Erling and Ferguson, Allister (2004) Narrow linewidth operation of a tunable optically pumped semiconductor laser. Optics Express, 12 (22). pp. 5434-5439. ISSN 1094-4087

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Abstract

We report on the single-frequency operation of an optically pumped external cavity semiconductor laser. An output power of up to 400 mW is obtained in a single spatial and longitudinal mode and with a tuning range exceeding 10 nm. The laser has been stabilized electronically to a reference cavity with a relative linewidth of less than 5 kHz.