OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 1998
  • pp: 1049–1052

Frequency Stabilization of a Diode Laser at 1540 nm by Locking to Sub-Doppler Lines of Potassium at 770 nm

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


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 6, pp. 1049-1052 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.001049


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (141 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

An external cavity 1540-nm diode laser was frequency doubled in a 3-cm-long periodically poled LiNbO3 waveguide doubler with 150% W−1 conversion efficiency, thereby generating more than 3 μW at 770 nm. Second-harmonic light was used to detect and lock to sub-Doppler lines of the 39K D1 transition.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation

Citation
Ariel Bruner, Ady Arie, Mark A. Arbore, and Martin M. Fejer, "Frequency Stabilization of a Diode Laser at 1540 nm by Locking to Sub-Doppler Lines of Potassium at 770 nm," Appl. Opt. 37, 1049-1052 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-6-1049


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. D. J. E. Knight, K. I. Pharaoh, G. P. Barwood, and D. A. Humphreys, “A review of user requirements for, and practical possibilities for, frequency standards for the optical fibre communication bands,” in Frequency Stabilized Lasers and Their Applications, Y. C. Chung, ed., Proc. SPIE 1837, 106–114 (1993).
  2. Y. C. Chung, “Frequency-locked 1.3 and 1.5 μm semiconductor lasers for lightwave systems applications,” J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 869–876 (1990).
  3. O. Ishida and H. Toba, “Lightwave synthesizer with lock-in detected frequency references,” J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 1344–1352 (1991).
  4. D. J. Webb, J. D. C. Jones, and D. A. Jackson, “Frequency-locked diode laser for interferometric sensing systems,” Electron. Lett. 24, 1002–1004 (1988).
  5. H. Sasada and K. Yamada, “Calibration lines of HCN in the 1.5-μm region,” Appl. Opt. 29, 3535–3547 (1990).
  6. T. Ikegami, S. Sudo, and Y. Sakai, Frequency Stabilization of Semiconductor Lasers (Artech House, Norwood, Mass., 1995).
  7. M. de Labachelerie, K. Nakagawa, and M. Ohtsu, “Ultranarrow 13C2H2 saturated-absorption lines at 1.5 μm,” Opt. Lett. 19, 840–842 (1994).
  8. A. J. Lucero, Y. C. Chung, S. Reilly, and R. W. Tkach, “Saturation measurements of excited-state transitions in noble gases using the optogalvanic effect,” Opt. Lett. 16, 849–851 (1991); U. H. P. Fischer and C. V. Helmolt, “Saturation and isotopic shift of the Kr 84 excited-state transition at 1547.825 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 27, 65–67 (1995).
  9. M. Breton, P. Tremblay, C. Julien, N. Cyr, M. Tetu, and C. Latrasse, “Optically-pumped rubidium as a frequency standard at 196 THz,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 44, 162–165 (1995).
  10. V. Mahal, A. Arie, M. A. Arbore, and M. M. Fejer, “Quasi-phase-matched frequency doubling in a waveguide of a 1560-nm diode laser and locking to the rubidium D2 absorption lines,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1217–1219 (1996).
  11. J. Ye, S. Swartz, P. Jungner, and J. L. Hall, “Hyperfine structure and absolute frequency of the 87Rb 5P3/2 state,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1280–1282 (1996).
  12. W. Wang, A. M. Akulshin, and M. Ohtsu, “Pump-probe spectroscopy in potassium using an AlGaAs laser and the second harmonic generation of an InGaAsP laser for frequency stabilization and linking,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 95–97 (1994).
  13. M. A. Arbore and M. M. Fejer, “Singly resonant optical parametric oscillation in periodically poled lithium niobate waveguides,” Opt. Lett. 22, 151–153 (1997).
  14. A. A. Radzig and B. M. Smirnov, Reference Data on Atoms, Molecules and Ions (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1985), p. 113.
  15. A. Arie, M. L. Bortz, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Iodine spectroscopy and absolute frequency stabilization with the second harmonic of the 1319-nm Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Lett. 18, 1757–1759 (1993).
  16. M. Zhu and R. W. Standridge, Jr., “Optical frequency standard for optical fiber communication based on the Rb 5s → 5d two-photon transition,” Opt. Lett. 22, 730–732 (1997).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited