Novel tunable laser diode arrangement with a micromachined silicon filter: Feasibility

Yakov Sidorin (Corresponding Author), Pentti Karioja, Martti Blomberg

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    Abstract

    We demonstrate the workability of a new arrangement of a tunable high-power laser diode. This novel composite is realized with the use of a micro-optoelectro-mechanical system—a tunable silicon micromachined interferometric filter—a standard edge-emitting laser diode. In current extremely-short-external-cavity configuration, the quasi-continuous tuning over a 4-nm range with output power of tens of mW was obtained. Power and etalon characteristics of a considered hybrid laser are discussed. The advantage of proposed configuration is in its potentially low cost (due to the use of commercially available components) and loose alignment tolerances.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)121-127
    Number of pages7
    JournalOptics Communications
    Volume164
    Issue number1-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Keywords

    • high-power laser diode
    • edge-emitting laser diode
    • micro-optoelctro-mechanical system

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