Applied Physics B

, 91:493 | Cite as

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

  • G. Lucas-Leclin
  • D. Paboeuf
  • P. Georges
  • J. Holm
  • P. Andersen
  • B. Sumpf
  • G. Erbert
Article

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Lucas-Leclin
    • 1
  • D. Paboeuf
    • 1
  • P. Georges
    • 1
  • J. Holm
    • 2
  • P. Andersen
    • 2
  • B. Sumpf
    • 3
  • G. Erbert
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l’Institut d’Optique, CNRS, Univ Paris-Sud, RD128PalaiseauFrance
  2. 2.Risø National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark
  3. 3.Ferdinand-Braun-Institut für HöchstfrequenztechnikBerlinGermany

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