Wavelength tuning of a laser diode by using a micromechanical Fabry-Perot interferometer

Janne Aikio, Pentti Karioja

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We studied the wavelength tuning properties of an edge emitting extended cavity laser diode with a micromechanical Fabry-Perot interferometer as an external reflector. It was seen that this arrangement provides essentially similar tuning range (few nanometers) as traditional system with one external mirror only, but with a much smaller mirror movement. In this letter, the theoretical model and the characteristics of the tuning are explained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1220-1222
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



  • laser tuning
  • microelectromechanical devices
  • optical feedback
  • optical resonators
  • semiconductor lasers

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