AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
|AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150244150||METHOD AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE NOISE CAUSED BY MODE HOPPING IN EXTERNAL CAVITY LASERS - An external cavity laser and method for operating same are disclosed. The external cavity laser includes a gain chip, a grating, an actuator and actuator driver. The grating diffracts light leaving the gain chip in a band of wavelengths back to the gain chip, the grating is characterized by an angle relative to light leaving the gain chip and distance from the gain chip, the angle and distance is controlled by the actuator. Part of the diffracted light is amplified by the gain chip. The actuator driver causes the angle to be dithered about an equilibrium angle in a motion characterized by an amplitude and average frequency. The amplitude of the dithering motion is chosen to either excite a plurality of adjacent laser modes of the gain chip or provide a servo signal for maintaining the grating angle at a target value.||08-27-2015|
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