We describe the construction and characterization of a GaN violet laser diode in a compact, extended cavity geometry. Up to 3.5 mW of single frequency power at 392 nm is generated which is continuously tuneable over 6 GHz and coarsely tuneable over 2.7 nm. We place an upper limit on the linewidth of 5 MHz. The performance of the violet diode laser is compared to that of visible laser diodes in our extended cavity geometry. Possible spectroscopic applications are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering