Stabilisation of a semiconductor disk laser using an intracavity high reflectivity grating

Giet, S. and Lee, C.L.L. and Calvez, Stephane and Dawson, M.D. and Destouches, N. and Pommier, J.C. (2007) Stabilisation of a semiconductor disk laser using an intracavity high reflectivity grating. Optics Express, 15 (25). pp. 16520-16526. ISSN 1094-4087

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Abstract

We demonstrate the use of a High Reflectivity Grating (HRG) as an intra-cavity element in a Semiconductor Disk Laser (or Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) to stabilise its emission wavelength and polarization characteristics. Operation at 1058nm with up to 645mW of pump-limited output power and an M2~1.4 is achieved. We also show that this scheme permits tunable single-frequency operation.