Cover slip external cavity diode laser

Adra V. Carr, Yancey H. Sechrest, Scott R. Waitukaitis, John D. Perreault, Vincent P.A. Lonij, Alexander D. Cronin

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A 671 nm diode laser with a mode-hop-free tuning range of 40 GHz is described. This long tuning range is achieved by simultaneously ramping the external cavity length with the laser injection current. The laser output pointing remains fixed, independent of its frequency because of the cover slip cavity design. This system is simple, economical, robust, and easy to use for spectroscopy, as we demonstrate with lithium vapor and lithium atom beam experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106108
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Instrumentation


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