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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 1, Iss. 11 — Nov. 20, 2003
  • pp: 656–657

External cavity diode laser around 657 nm

Desheng Lu, Kaikai Huang, Fengzhi Wang, and Donghai Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 1, Issue 11, pp. 656-657 (2003)

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Operating a laser diode in an external cavity, which provides frequency-selective feedback, is a very effective method to tune the laser frequency to a range far from its free running frequency. For the Ca atomic Ramsey spectroscopy experiment, we have constructed a 657-nm laser system based on the Littman-Metcalf configuration with a 660-nm commercial laser diode. Continuously 10-GHz tuning range was achieved with about 100-kHz spectral linewidth, measured with beat-note spectrum of two identical laser systems.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(300.3700) Spectroscopy : Linewidth
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers

Desheng Lu, Kaikai Huang, Fengzhi Wang, and Donghai Yang, "External cavity diode laser around 657 nm," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 656-657 (2003)

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