Dual-wavelength diode laser with electrically adjustable wavelength distance at 785 nm

B. Sumpf, J. Kabitzke, J. Fricke, P. Ressel, A. Müller, M. Maiwald, and G. Tränkle

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Opt. Lett., vol. 41, no. 16, pp. 3694-3697 (2016); DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.41.003694.

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A spectrally adjustable monolithic dual-wavelength diode laser at 785 nm as an excitation light source for shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscopy (SERDS) is presented. The spectral distance between the two excitation wavelengths can be electrically adjusted between 0 and 2.0 nm using implemented heater elements above the distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) gratings. Output powers up to 180mW at a temperature of 25°C were measured. The spectral width is smaller than 13 pm, limited by the spectrum analyzer. The device is well-suited for Raman spectroscopy, and the flexible spectral distance allows a target-specific adjustment of the excitation light source for shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscopy (SERDS).

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Str. 4, 12489 Berlin, Germany

OCIS codes:

(140.3490) Lasers, distributed-feedback; (230.1480) Bragg reflectors; (140.2020) Diode lasers; (170.5660) Raman spectroscopy.