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External cavity diode lasers with ridge-waveguide type broad contact semiconductor optical amplifiers
Author(s): B. Mroziewicz; T. Piwonski; E. Kowalczyk; A. Szerling; S. J. Lewandowski
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Paper Abstract

External cavity lasers (ECLs) have been around for many years and are recognised as useful tunable narrow line light sources. In this communication we present space resolved spectral characteristics of the ECLs with a standard glass grating and ridge-waveguide broad-contact optical amplifiers (SOAs). The gain of the SOAs was centered in the range of 960 to 980 nm. The spectral characteristics have been measured with an optical spectrum analyzer. The results are compared with the ones obtained after the glass grating was substituted by a grating made from silicon. Application of such silicon gratings can be considered as a first step towards ECLs made fully in a MEMS configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5958, Lasers and Applications, 59582J (11 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621811
Show Author Affiliations
B. Mroziewicz, Institute of Electron Technology (Poland)
T. Piwonski, Institute of Electron Technology (Poland)
E. Kowalczyk, Institute of Electron Technology (Poland)
A. Szerling, Institute of Electron Technology (Poland)
S. J. Lewandowski, Institute of Physics (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5958:
Lasers and Applications
Krzysztof M. Abramski; Antonio Lapucci; Edward F. Plinski, Editor(s)

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