Spatial light modulator as a reconfigurable intracavity dispersive element for tunable lasers
2010 (English)In: Central European Journal of Physics, ISSN 1644-3608, ISSN 1895-1082 print, Vol. 8, no 2, 228-234 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An improved approach for narrow-band wavelength selection in tunable lasers is described. To provide the tunability, a reconfigurable diffractive optical element (DOE) based on a programmable spatial light modulator (PSLM) is applied. With a proper choice of the phase transfer function of the PSLM, the device can be used as a dispersive intra-cavity component for precise tuning within the lasing spectral band of a solid-state dye laser. The suggested design allows avoiding the mechanical movement of any cavity components. The tunability performance and simulation are demonstrated using the Fourier optics method.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 8, no 2, 228-234 p.
spatial light modulator, diffractive optical element, tunable dye laser, dye-laser, filter
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-19168DOI: 10.2478/s11534-009-0151-4ISI: 000274108500011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-75849133724OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-19168DiVA: diva2:337215
QC 201101242010-08-052010-08-052011-01-24Bibliographically approved