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Stabilized semiconductor laser master oscillator for a power pulsed laser
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We present a fully digital stabilized semiconductor laser system designed to operate as a fiber-optic front-end of a pulsed power laser PALS (Prague Asterix Laser System). The replacement of the PALS master oscillator is a part of a broader effort to rebuild PLAS into a laser generating shorter pulses with higher pulse power by the technique of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification. With an operating wavelength of 1315.15 nm the stabilized laser is based on a telecommunication single-frequency DFB diode. The frequency stabilization is derived from the same transitions in dissociated iodine as those employed in the following power amplifiers. The lines are detected by means of linear absorption in a heated cell filled with thermally dissociated iodine. The technique of laser frequency stabilization folows the demands of a fully automated self-contained system operated by a remote control. The detection scheme is based on a derivative spectroscopy with a current frequency modulation and thermal wavelength control. The detection chain together with stabilization servo loop is fully digital represented by two signal-processing single-chip controllers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6184, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics II, 61841S (14 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.662633
Show Author Affiliations
Petr Jedlička, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)
Josef Lazar, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)
Ondrej Číp, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6184:
Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics II
Daan Lenstra; Markus Pessa; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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