Circular polarization emission from an external cavity diode laser

Jian Xu, Fan Zhang, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Sean M. Pursel, Mark W. Horn

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Abstract

We construct an external cavity diode laser (ECDL) comprising structurally left-handed chiral sculptured-thin-film (STF) mirrors for pure circular-polarized (CP) emission, and observed single mode, left-handed CP lasing performance. The extinction ratio of CP output was found to increase rapidly near the threshold of the injection-current for the laser diodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanostructured Thin Films
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2008
EventNanostructured Thin Films - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2008Aug 14 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7041
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherNanostructured Thin Films
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/13/088/14/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Xu, J., Zhang, F., Lakhtakia, A., Pursel, S. M., & Horn, M. W. (2008). Circular polarization emission from an external cavity diode laser. In Nanostructured Thin Films [70410S] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7041). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.796903