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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 7416–7421

An atomic optical filter working at 1.5 μm based on internal frequency stabilized laser pumping

Longfei Yin, Bin Luo, Anhong Dang, and Hong Guo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 7416-7421 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.007416


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Abstract

An excited state Faraday anomalous dispersion optical filter (ES-FADOF) working at the optical communication wavelength (1.5 μm) is realized. Unlike the usual ES-FADOF schemes using an external frequency stabilization, an internal frequency stabilization scheme is proposed and the working atoms inside the filter are adopted as the reference. A particular cross line of multiple transitions is used for the frequency stabilization for the pump laser and thus, a higher pump efficiency is achieved. For example, compared with previous ES-FADOF schemes, this method can increase the transmittance from 10% to 60% at 100 °C. Moreover, in this scheme, the external frequency stabilization is not necessary and the volume of the atomic filter can be reduced. This simplifies the whole structure and a compact ES-FADOF can thus be realized.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(230.2240) Optical devices : Faraday effect
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2014
Published: March 24, 2014

Citation
Longfei Yin, Bin Luo, Anhong Dang, and Hong Guo, "An atomic optical filter working at 1.5 μm based on internal frequency stabilized laser pumping," Opt. Express 22, 7416-7421 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-7-7416


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