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2015-07-01
2016-09-25

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We describe an experimental setup for observing the effect of optical feedback in an extended cavity diode laser. A simple grating spectrometer is used to observe the naturally occurring wavelength spread and mode spacing for the diode. When the diode is provided with optical feedback from a grating in the Littman-Metcalf configuration, the tunability of the diode is easily observed. This setup presents an intuitive and cost-effective method for demonstrating optical feedback in an advanced undergraduate laboratory setting.

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