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Miniature self-aligned external cavity tunable single frequency laser for THz generation
Author(s): Frank Havermeyer; Christophe Moser; Ronald T. Logan; Lawrence Ho; Joseph R. Demers
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Paper Abstract

We report on the unique highly-configurable wavelength tuning and switching properties of a tunable external cavity laser based on multiplexed volume holographic gratings (VHGs) and a micromirror device. The ultra-compact laser has a 3 THz bandwidth and exhibits single mode operation in either single or multiple wavelengths with narrow linewidth (<7.5 MHz), and a switching rate of 0.66 kHz per wavelength. A prototype laser exhibited 40 mW of output power for wavelengths from 776 - 783 nm. The unique discrete-wavelength-switching features and low power consumption of this laser make it well suited as a source for continuous-wave (cw) terahertz signal generation in portable photomixing systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8261, Terahertz Technology and Applications V, 826108 (27 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910085
Show Author Affiliations
Frank Havermeyer, Ondax, Inc. (United States)
Christophe Moser, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Ronald T. Logan, Ondax, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence Ho, Ondax, Inc. (United States)
Joseph R. Demers, EMCORE Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8261:
Terahertz Technology and Applications V
Laurence P. Sadwick; Créidhe M. O'Sullivan, Editor(s)

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