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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 7790–7798

Micro-integrated extended cavity diode lasers for precision potassium spectroscopy in space

Erdenetsetseg Luvsandamdin, Christian Kürbis, Max Schiemangk, Alexander Sahm, Andreas Wicht, Achim Peters, Götz Erbert, and Günther Tränkle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 7790-7798 (2014)

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We present a micro-integrated, extended cavity diode laser module for space-based experiments on potassium Bose-Einstein condensates and atom interferometry. The module emits at the wavelength of the potassium D2-line at 766.7 nm and provides 27.5 GHz of continuous tunability. It features sub-100 kHz short term (100 μs) emission linewidth. To qualify the extended cavity diode laser module for quantum optics experiments in space, vibration tests (8.1 gRMS and 21.4 gRMS) and mechanical shock tests (1500 g) were carried out. No degradation of the electro-optical performance was observed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(290.3700) Scattering : Linewidth

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2014
Published: March 27, 2014

Erdenetsetseg Luvsandamdin, Christian Kürbis, Max Schiemangk, Alexander Sahm, Andreas Wicht, Achim Peters, Götz Erbert, and Günther Tränkle, "Micro-integrated extended cavity diode lasers for precision potassium spectroscopy in space," Opt. Express 22, 7790-7798 (2014)

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