Modulation induced coherence collapse

the collapse of side mode suppression in external cavity diode lasers

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

*Corresponding author for this work

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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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