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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 39, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2000
  • pp: 1426–1429

Self-Aligned Extended-Cavity Diode Laser Stabilized by the Zeeman Effect on the Cesium D2 Line

Steve Lecomte, Emmanuel Fretel, Gaetano Mileti, and Pierre Thomann  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 1426-1429 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.001426


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Abstract

An extended-cavity diode laser at 852 nm has been built especially for the purpose of cooling and probing cesium atoms. It is a compact, self-aligned, and continuously tunable laser source having a 100-kHz linewidth and 60-mW output power. The electronic control of the laser frequency by the piezodriven external reflector covers a 4.5-kHz bandwidth, allowing full compensation of acoustic frequency noise without any adverse effect on the laser intensity noise. We locked this laser to Doppler-free resonances on the cesium <i>D</i><sub>2</sub> line by using the Zeeman modulation technique, resulting in the frequency and the intensity of the laser beam being unmodulated. We also tuned the locked laser frequency over a span of 120 MHz by using the dc Zeeman effect to shift the <i>F</i> = 4–<i>F</i>′ = 5 reference transition.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(260.7490) Physical optics : Zeeman effect
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation

Citation
Steve Lecomte, Emmanuel Fretel, Gaetano Mileti, and Pierre Thomann, "Self-Aligned Extended-Cavity Diode Laser Stabilized by the Zeeman Effect on the Cesium D2 Line," Appl. Opt. 39, 1426-1429 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-9-1426

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