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External cavity diode lasers with 5kHz linewidth and 200nm tuning range at 1.55μm and methods for linewidth measurement

Bennetts, Shayne; McDonald, Gordon D; Hardman, Kyle S; Debs, John E; Kuhn, Carlos C N; Close, John D; Robins, Nicholas


Two simple external cavity diode laser designs using fibre pigtailed gain chips are tested and their properties compared with a high end DBR fibre laser. These ECDLs demonstrate a FWHM linewidth as low as 5.2kHz with a fitted Lorentzian FWHM linewidth as low as 1.6kHz. Tuning ranges of 200nm covering 1420nm to 1620nm were demonstrated. To the best of our knowledge these are the narrowest linewidth and most broadly tunable external cavity diode lasers reported to date. The improvement in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-05-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.22.010642
Access Rights: Open Access


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