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Two-wavelength butt-joint diode lasers for the difference- and sum-frequency generation

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11 Author(s)
Biryukov, A.A. ; Inst. of Appl. Phys., Russian Acad. of Sci., Nizhny Novgorod, Russia ; Nekorkin, S.M. ; Zvonkov, N.B. ; Aleshkin, V.Ya.
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Summary form only given. The new design of the nonlinear mixing heterolasers, Butt-Joint Laser, where two butt-joined laser diodes are optically coupled but injection pumped separately, are presented. Two diode lasers operate at slightly different frequencies in the near-IR range and are mounted top side down on a mutual heat sink with their facets touched or separated by a few micron distance in such a way that their waveguides are aligned in the transverse direction. This robust design guarantees stable CW room-temperature two-wavelength generation and provides an efficient nonlinear optical mixing. The latter results in the difference-frequency (terahertz) as well as the sum-frequency and second-harmonic radiation in the standard edge-emitting geometry. The surface-emitting schemes of the Butt-Joint Lasers are also proposed.

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Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers, 2005. Proceedings of CAOL 2005. Second International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

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12-17 Sept. 2005