External-Cavity Laser Design

Larry A. Coldren, Thomas L. Koch

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External cavity stabilized semiconductor lasers using laser cavities 200 μm and etalon cavities between 50 and 200 μm appear suitable for single-longitudinal-mode sources in high data rate fiber communication systems. The design of cavity lengths, losses, and mirror reflectivities are considered for optimum device performance. Using obtainable parameters, it appears possible to provide a sufficient overdesign to allow reasonable changes in optical path lengths and temperature without loss of the required spurious mode suppression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1045-1051
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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