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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 16010–16016

Narrow linewidth laser system realized by linewidth transfer using a fiber-based frequency comb for the magneto-optical trapping of strontium

Daisuke Akamatsu, Yoshiaki Nakajima, Hajime Inaba, Kazumoto Hosaka, Masami Yasuda, Atsushi Onae, and Feng-Lei Hong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 16010-16016 (2012)

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A narrow linewidth diode laser system at 689 nm is realized by phase-locking an extended cavity diode laser to one tooth of a narrow linewidth optical frequency comb. The optical frequency comb is phase-locked to a narrow linewidth laser at 1064 nm, which is frequency stabilized to a high-finesse optical cavity. We demonstrate the magneto-optical trapping of Sr using an intercombination transition with the developed laser system.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2012
Published: June 28, 2012

Daisuke Akamatsu, Yoshiaki Nakajima, Hajime Inaba, Kazumoto Hosaka, Masami Yasuda, Atsushi Onae, and Feng-Lei Hong, "Narrow linewidth laser system realized by linewidth transfer using a fiber-based frequency comb for the magneto-optical trapping of strontium," Opt. Express 20, 16010-16016 (2012)

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