An extended-cavity diode laser with a circular output beam

G. P.T. Lancaster, W. Sibbett, K. Dholakia

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We report a compact extended-cavity diode laser producing, directly, 30 mW of near diffraction limited circular output. A laser diode with an integrated microlens is mounted in the Littrow geometry giving 5 GHz of continuous and 5 nm discontinuous tuning around 780 nm. The beat note linewidth of two similar lasers is measured to be 300 kHz. Laser cooling and trapping of rubidium has been performed with this laser geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3646-3647
Number of pages2
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation


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