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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1276–1280

Widely tunable, single-mode optical frequency synthesizer with a 100 kHz uncertainty

Arthur K. Mills, Yi-Fei Chen, Kirk W. Madison, and David J. Jones  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 1276-1280 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.001276


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Abstract

A tunable cw Ti:sapphire laser is locked to a self-referenced femtosecond frequency comb generated by an erbium-doped fiber laser thereby creating a single-frequency optical frequency synthesizer. This synthesizer has a tuning range of 760–820 nm with an absolute frequency uncertainty less than 100 kHz. We demonstrate the precision of this cw optical frequency synthesizer by measuring the optical frequency of several transitions on the D 2 lines of R 85 b and R 87 b using a saturated absorption spectrometer.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2009
Published: June 5, 2009

Citation
Arthur K. Mills, Yi-Fei Chen, Kirk W. Madison, and David J. Jones, "Widely tunable, single-mode optical frequency synthesizer with a 100 kHz uncertainty," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1276-1280 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-7-1276


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