1W narrow linewidth semiconductor based laser module emitting near 1064 nm for the use in coherent optical communication in space

S. Spießberger1 , M. Schiemangk2, A. Sahm1, A. Wicht1, H. Wenzel1, G. Erbert1, and G. Tränkle1

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Int. Conf. on Space Optical Systems and Applications (ICSOS 2011), Santa Monica, USA, May 11-13, pp. 324-326 (2011).

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We report on the realization of a semiconductor laser based master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system with high output power and narrow linewidth. The system features an output power of more than 1W in stable single mode operation. The FWHM linewidth is 100 kHz and the minimum intrinsic linewidth is as small as 3.6 kHz. The laser concept presented here may find application in coherent optical communication, specifically in space, or within future precision spectroscopy and quantum optics experiments in harsh environments.

1 Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Strasse 4, 12489 Berlin, Germany
2 Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Index Terms:

Master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA), linewidth, semiconductor laser.