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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 121402–121402

Development of a frequency-stabilized 555.8-nm laser

Min Zhou, Liangyu Huang, and Xinye Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 12, pp. 121402-121402 (2013)

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Experiments on developing a frequency-stabilized 555.8-nm laser are presented. The 555.8-nm laser is obtained by frequency doubling of a 1111.6-nm diode laser through single-passing a periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide. The 555.8-nm laser is then locked to a stable high-finesse Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity by the Pound-Drever-Hall (PDH) technique. The finesse of the cavity is measured by the heterodyne cavity ring-down spectroscopy technique. The linewidth of the 555.8-nm laser is investigated. After the laser is locked, the laser line width is reduced to about 3 kHz. This frequency-stabilized 555.8-nm laser is used in experiments on the laser cooling and trapping of ytterbium atoms to develop an ytterbium optical clock.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Min Zhou, Liangyu Huang, and Xinye Xu, "Development of a frequency-stabilized 555.8-nm laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11, 121402-121402 (2013)

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