Fourier-transform external cavity lasers

Martin Breede, S. Hoffmann, J. Zimmermann, J. Struckmeier, M. Hofmann, T. Kleine-Ostmann, P. Knobloch, M. Koch, J. P. Meyn, M. Matus, Stephan W Koch, Jerome V Moloney

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Abstract

We explore the potential of a new laser resonator design that uses an intracavity Fourier transformation and allows for multi-color operation, gain extension and intracavity second harmonic generation (SHG). First, purely electronically controlled wavelength tuning is demonstrated using liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and digital mirror devices. Moreover, the new design can be applied to different lasers as shown on the examples of a laser diode and a Thulium-doped fiber laser in the mid-infrared. Furthermore, we demonstrate the simultaneous control of multiple gain media within one single external cavity. In addition, tunable emission in the 490 nm range is obtained using intracavity SHG with one single control parameter. Finally, we unambiguously prove simultaneous multi-wavelength operation with variable wavelength spacings and apply it to the generation of THz difference frequencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-271
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Communications
Volume207
Issue number1-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2002

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Laser resonators
laser cavities
Fourier transforms
Harmonic generation
Wavelength
harmonic generations
Thulium
wavelengths
thulium
Fourier transformation
Fiber lasers
Liquid crystal displays
lasers
fiber lasers
Semiconductor lasers
Mirrors
Tuning
resonators
semiconductor lasers
liquid crystals

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Breede, M., Hoffmann, S., Zimmermann, J., Struckmeier, J., Hofmann, M., Kleine-Ostmann, T., ... Moloney, J. V. (2002). Fourier-transform external cavity lasers. Optics Communications, 207(1-6), 261-271. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0030-4018(02)01451-7

Fourier-transform external cavity lasers. / Breede, Martin; Hoffmann, S.; Zimmermann, J.; Struckmeier, J.; Hofmann, M.; Kleine-Ostmann, T.; Knobloch, P.; Koch, M.; Meyn, J. P.; Matus, M.; Koch, Stephan W; Moloney, Jerome V.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 207, No. 1-6, 15.06.2002, p. 261-271.

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Breede, M, Hoffmann, S, Zimmermann, J, Struckmeier, J, Hofmann, M, Kleine-Ostmann, T, Knobloch, P, Koch, M, Meyn, JP, Matus, M, Koch, SW & Moloney, JV 2002, 'Fourier-transform external cavity lasers', Optics Communications, vol. 207, no. 1-6, pp. 261-271. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0030-4018(02)01451-7
Breede M, Hoffmann S, Zimmermann J, Struckmeier J, Hofmann M, Kleine-Ostmann T et al. Fourier-transform external cavity lasers. Optics Communications. 2002 Jun 15;207(1-6):261-271. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0030-4018(02)01451-7
Breede, Martin ; Hoffmann, S. ; Zimmermann, J. ; Struckmeier, J. ; Hofmann, M. ; Kleine-Ostmann, T. ; Knobloch, P. ; Koch, M. ; Meyn, J. P. ; Matus, M. ; Koch, Stephan W ; Moloney, Jerome V. / Fourier-transform external cavity lasers. In: Optics Communications. 2002 ; Vol. 207, No. 1-6. pp. 261-271.
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