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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2006
  • pp: 4910–4915

Doppler-free spectroscopy using a continuous-wave optical frequency synthesizer

Hajime Inaba, Takeshi Ikegami, Feng-Lei Hong, Youichi Bitou, Atsushi Onae, Thomas R. Schibli, Kaoru Minoshima, and Hirokazu Matsumoto  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 20, pp. 4910-4915 (2006)

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A continuous-wave (cw) optical frequency synthesizer is demonstrated by using a monolithic-type cw optical parametric oscillator (cw-OPO) and an optical frequency comb. The cw-OPO is phase locked to an optical frequency comb that is phase locked to an atomic clock. The output frequency of the cw-OPO is frequency shifted with an electro-optic modulator, which makes it possible to tune the frequency continuously over 10   GHz . Furthermore, Doppler-free spectroscopy is performed using the optical frequency synthesizer for a cesium D1 line at 895   nm . The observed linewidth of 5   MHz is the natural linewidth of cesium. The center frequency of the line is consistent with a previous report.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2006

Hajime Inaba, Takeshi Ikegami, Feng-Lei Hong, Youichi Bitou, Atsushi Onae, Thomas R. Schibli, Kaoru Minoshima, and Hirokazu Matsumoto, "Doppler-free spectroscopy using a continuous-wave optical frequency synthesizer," Appl. Opt. 45, 4910-4915 (2006)

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