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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1153–1155

Power-insensitive side locking for laser frequency stabilization

Milan Maric and Andre Luiten  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 1153-1155 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001153


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Abstract

We present a simple modification of the traditional method of locking the laser frequency to the side of an atomic spectral line. We achieve first-order power insensitivity at arbitrary intensity and frequency and in this way eliminate one of the major drawbacks of the traditional method. A similar approach could also be used in locking a laser to a Fabry-Perot cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation

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Milan Maric and Andre Luiten, "Power-insensitive side locking for laser frequency stabilization," Opt. Lett. 30, 1153-1155 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-10-1153


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