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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 1998
  • pp: 6410–6414

Frequency stability at the kilohertz level of a rubidium-locked diode laser at 192.114 THz

Ariel Bruner, Vered Mahal, Irena Kiryuschev, Ady Arie, Mark A. Arbore, and Martin M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 27, pp. 6410-6414 (1998)

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The frequency stability of a 1560-nm diode laser, whose second harmonic was locked to 87Rb sub-Doppler lines, was characterized by measuring the beat frequency relative to a 780-nm reference laser that was locked to sub-Doppler lines of another rubidium cell. The square root of the Allan variance reached a minimum value of 7.5 × 10-12 in 1 s, which corresponded to frequency variations of 1.44 kHz for the 1560-nm laser. The frequency reproducibility of the system was ≈1 × 10-9. These values are better than those that can be achieved by locking to Doppler-broadened transitions at the 1550-nm wavelength band.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation

Original Manuscript: January 5, 1998
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 1998
Published: September 20, 1998

Ariel Bruner, Vered Mahal, Irena Kiryuschev, Ady Arie, Mark A. Arbore, and Martin M. Fejer, "Frequency stability at the kilohertz level of a rubidium-locked diode laser at 192.114 THz," Appl. Opt. 37, 6410-6414 (1998)

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