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An integrated driver for quantum cascade lasers
Author(s): Janusz Mikolajczyk; Ryszard Niedbala; Marcin Wesolowski; Jacek Wojtas; Dariusz Szabra; Zbigniew Bielecki
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents a construction and some investigations results of a new driver for quantum cascade (QC) lasers. The driver is designed to control pulse and CW mode QC lasers. For both laser mode operations, there is the possibility to set a laser current in the range of 0.1 A - 3 A and pulse duration of 30 ns at the frequencies to the level of 25 MHz. The stabilization of the temperature in the range of 50°C ÷ -30°C with accuracy of 1.5 K is also achieved. A full synchronization with external pulses makes the driver very useful in a construction of a free space optical transmission system and of a laser spectroscopy setup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8397, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications VIII, 83970G (2 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919426
Show Author Affiliations
Janusz Mikolajczyk, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Ryszard Niedbala, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marcin Wesolowski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jacek Wojtas, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Dariusz Szabra, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Zbigniew Bielecki, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8397:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications VIII
Michael J. Hayduk; Peter J. Delfyett Jr.; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric Donkor, Editor(s)

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