17 February 2017 Compact single-mode diode laser in the visible spectral range
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This work reports on a compact single-mode diode laser emitting at 633 nm based on an AlGaAs/AlGaInP structure with an integrated DBR surface grating. The micro-fabricated diode laser package includes optics for beam shaping, optical isolation and single-mode fiber coupling. The miniaturized optical isolator is based on cadmium manganese telluride, which provides a large Verdet constant and thus enables the realization of a compact Faraday rotator in the visible spectral range. We discuss the performance and the technological challenges for this approach. Furthermore, we present prospects towards the integration of atomic reference cells into compact laser systems. This would enable the realization of absolute frequency-stabilized diode lasers that could be used in quantum technology devices.
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Christian Nölleke, Christian Nölleke, Patrick Leisching, Patrick Leisching, Gunnar Blume, Gunnar Blume, Daniel Jedrzejczyk, Daniel Jedrzejczyk, Johannes Pohl, Johannes Pohl, David Feise, David Feise, Alexander Sahm, Alexander Sahm, Katrin Paschke, Katrin Paschke, } "Compact single-mode diode laser in the visible spectral range", Proc. SPIE 10082, Solid State Lasers XXVI: Technology and Devices, 1008225 (17 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2252156; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2252156
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