Effects of path-length errors on external-cavity semiconductor laser arrays

Todd H. Rider, James R. Leger

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Abstract

The frequency locking range of a laser diode array was experimentally determined. A one- dimensional array of seven lasers was phase-locked by placing it in an external optical cavity to establish coupling between the lasers. It was found that the experimental frequency locking range was four times greater than the theoretical locking range. The large experimental locking range demonstrates that there appears to be a greater tolerance of path-length errors in phase-locked laser arrays than the theory had earlier implied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages310-320
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0819407801, 9780819407801
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
EventLaser Diode Technology and Applications IV - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 20 1992Jan 22 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1634
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherLaser Diode Technology and Applications IV
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period1/20/921/22/92

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