Modulation induced coherence collapse: the collapse of side mode suppression in external cavity diode lasers

A. P. Willis*, D. M. Kane

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    Abstract

    An external cavity laser with intracavity modulation operates in two distinct regimes: as a relatively narrow band FM laser, and a broad band coherence collapsed laser. Coherence collapse occurs when there is sufficient overlap between the normally suppressed sidemodes of the external cavity and modes spaced by the modulation frequency.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)577-588
    Number of pages12
    JournalOptics Communications
    Volume111
    Issue number5-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 1994

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