1 January 2006 Coherent tuning of semiconductor laser wavelength
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Coherent laser light was tuned by cumulative refraction of light waves in a semiconductor laser cavity, while the wavelength of electroluminescence was not tuned by any noticeable amount. This effect is explained by the fact that the laser light has perfect spatial coherence, while the electroluminescence has a spatial coherence of ≈ 0.7 µm, smaller than the width of the wavefront. The refraction angle of 2.4 deg means that more than 16 triangular electrodes are involved in the refraction. This observation of coherent tuning may lead to a new optoelectronic device, a coherent filter, which filters out only coherent light from a coherent-incoherent mixture.
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Sahnggi Park, Sahnggi Park, Ki Soo Kim, Ki Soo Kim, Su Hwan Oh, Su Hwan Oh, Hyunsung Ko, Hyunsung Ko, Moon-Ho Park, Moon-Ho Park, } "Coherent tuning of semiconductor laser wavelength," Optical Engineering 45(1), 014202 (1 January 2006). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2150380 . Submission:
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