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Optical Engineering

Coherent tuning of semiconductor laser wavelength
Author(s): Sahnggi Park; Ki Soo Kim; Su Hwan Oh; Hyunsung Ko; Moon-Ho Park
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Paper Abstract

Coherent laser light was tuned by cumulative refraction of light waves in a semiconductor laser cavity, while the wavelength of electroluminescence was not tuned by any noticeable amount. This effect is explained by the fact that the laser light has perfect spatial coherence, while the electroluminescence has a spatial coherence of ≈ 0.7 µm, smaller than the width of the wavefront. The refraction angle of 2.4 deg means that more than 16 triangular electrodes are involved in the refraction. This observation of coherent tuning may lead to a new optoelectronic device, a coherent filter, which filters out only coherent light from a coherent-incoherent mixture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2006
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 45(1) 014202 doi: 10.1117/1.2150380
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 45, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Sahnggi Park, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Inst (South Korea)
Ki Soo Kim, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (South Korea)
Su Hwan Oh, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (South Korea)
Hyunsung Ko, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (South Korea)
Moon-Ho Park, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (South Korea)


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