A visible extended cavity diode laser for the undergraduate laboratory

R. S. Conroy, A. Carleton, A. Carruthers, B. D. Sinclair, C. F. Rae, K. Dholakia

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Abstract

We demonstrate how to construct a simple single-frequency extended cavity diode laser (ECDL) for the undergraduate laboratory using mainly standard opto-mechanical components. This ECDL is operated with both 635 and 670 nm laser diodes. We present three experiments that can be performed using this ECDL, namely spectroscopic studies of iodine, second harmonic generation, and an optical heterodyne experiment using the ECDL with a heliumneon laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-931
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume68
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct

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Conroy, R. S., Carleton, A., Carruthers, A., Sinclair, B. D., Rae, C. F., & Dholakia, K. (2000). A visible extended cavity diode laser for the undergraduate laboratory. American Journal of Physics, 68(10), 925-931. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1285896
Conroy, R. S. ; Carleton, A. ; Carruthers, A. ; Sinclair, B. D. ; Rae, C. F. ; Dholakia, K. / A visible extended cavity diode laser for the undergraduate laboratory. In: American Journal of Physics. 2000 ; Vol. 68, No. 10. pp. 925-931.
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Conroy, RS, Carleton, A, Carruthers, A, Sinclair, BD, Rae, CF & Dholakia, K 2000, 'A visible extended cavity diode laser for the undergraduate laboratory', American Journal of Physics, vol. 68, no. 10, pp. 925-931. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1285896

A visible extended cavity diode laser for the undergraduate laboratory. / Conroy, R. S.; Carleton, A.; Carruthers, A.; Sinclair, B. D.; Rae, C. F.; Dholakia, K.

In: American Journal of Physics, Vol. 68, No. 10, 10.2000, p. 925-931.

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