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Highly coherent tunable semiconductor lasers in metrology of length
Author(s): Bretislav Mikel; Bohdan Ruzicka; Ondrej Cip; Josef Lazar; Petr Jedlicka
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Paper Abstract

Laser diodes became the most widespread lasers and now are available in a broad spectrum of wavelengths ranging from infrared to the visible region. The low power ones mainly those with the quantum well structure and gain or index guided configuration perform a narrow linewidth and soon became a favourite tool for interferometry and spectroscopy. The need for continuous tuning range led to the development Extended Cavity Laser systems (ECL) and Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSEL). Both systems seem to be promising laser sources for design of optical frequency standards or interferometric distance measurement devices. We present design of these laser systems and their applications in metrology of length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498233
Show Author Affiliations
Bretislav Mikel, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)
Bohdan Ruzicka, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)
Ondrej Cip, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)
Josef Lazar, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)
Petr Jedlicka, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5036:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems II
Miroslav Hrabovsky; Dagmar Senderakova; Pavel Tomanek, Editor(s)

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