Applied Physics B

, 91:493

Wavelength stabilization of extended-cavity tapered lasers with volume Bragg gratings

Authors

    • Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l’Institut d’Optique, CNRS, Univ Paris-Sud, RD128
  • D. Paboeuf
    • Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l’Institut d’Optique, CNRS, Univ Paris-Sud, RD128
  • P. Georges
    • Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l’Institut d’Optique, CNRS, Univ Paris-Sud, RD128
  • J. Holm
    • Risø National Laboratory
  • P. Andersen
    • Risø National Laboratory
  • B. Sumpf
    • Ferdinand-Braun-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik
  • G. Erbert
    • Ferdinand-Braun-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-008-3034-2

Cite this article as:
Lucas-Leclin, G., Paboeuf, D., Georges, P. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2008) 91: 493. doi:10.1007/s00340-008-3034-2

Abstract

The wavelength stabilization of high-brightness extended-cavity lasers at 810-nm by the use of volume Bragg gratings is described. Narrow linewidth (< 20 pm), high power (2.5 W) and good beam quality (M2<4) operation has been obtained in a robust and simple design. The impact of the beam focusing into the Bragg grating on the external cavity performance has been theoretically and experimentally investigated. Finally, second-harmonic generation of the infrared beam has been obtained in a ppKTP crystal, demonstrating a non-linear conversion efficiency of 0.8%/W and up to 8 mW at 405 nm.

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