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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 9 — Apr. 26, 2010
  • pp: 9258–9265

Phase-locking of two self-seeded tapered amplifier lasers

G. Tackmann, M. Gilowski, Ch. Schubert, P. Berg, T. Wendrich, W. Ertmer, and E. M. Rasel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 9258-9265 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.009258


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Abstract

We report on the phase-locking of two diode lasers based on self-seeded tapered amplifiers. In these lasers, a reduction of linewidth is achieved using narrow-band high-transmission interference filters for frequency selection. The lasers combine a compact design with a Lorentzian linewidth below 200 kHz at an output power of 300 mW for a wavelength of 780 nm. We characterize the phase noise of the phase-locked laser system and study its potential for coherent beam-splitting in atom interferometers.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2010
Published: April 19, 2010

Citation
G. Tackmann, M. Gilowski, Ch. Schubert, P. Berg, T. Wendrich, W. Ertmer, and E. M. Rasel, "Phase-locking of two self-seeded tapered amplifier lasers," Opt. Express 18, 9258-9265 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-9-9258


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