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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2014
  • pp: 15757–15762

All-optical frequency stabilization and linewidth reduction of distributed feedback diode lasers by polarization rotated optical feedback

Yanguang Sun, Fang Wei, Zuoren Dong, Dijun Chen, Haiwen Cai, and Ronghui Qu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 13, pp. 15757-15762 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.015757


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Abstract

The frequency of a distributed feedback diode laser (DFB-LD) is stabilized on Cesium (133Cs) D2 saturated absorption lines by the polarization rotated optical feedback method (PROF). Different from the conventional frequency stabilization methods by adjusting the LD pump current, no extra electrical feedback is needed with the PROF. The self-homodyne beat spectra FWHM linewidth of the DFB laser is measured to be 1.1 MHz, greatly reduced by a factor of about 40 from its free-running linewidth of 44 MHz; and the optical frequency drift is reduced from 96 MHz down to 6.6 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 28, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2014
Published: June 20, 2014

Citation
Yanguang Sun, Fang Wei, Zuoren Dong, Dijun Chen, Haiwen Cai, and Ronghui Qu, "All-optical frequency stabilization and linewidth reduction of distributed feedback diode lasers by polarization rotated optical feedback," Opt. Express 22, 15757-15762 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-13-15757


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