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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2062–2064

Optical feedback stabilized laser tuned by single-sideband modulation

Johannes Burkart, Daniele Romanini, and Samir Kassi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2062-2064 (2013)

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We report a subkilohertz-linewidth distributed-feedback diode laser that is optical-feedback locked to a highly stable V-shaped cavity with drift rates below 20Hz/s. This source is continuously tunable over 1 THz around 1590 nm by selecting a cavity mode and using an innovative single-sideband modulation scheme, which allows for frequency shifting over up to 40 GHz with millihertz accuracy. This robust setup achieves high performance without advanced vibration isolation and will be a powerful tool for metrological applications, in particular a redetermination of the Boltzmann constant by molecular spectroscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: March 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2013
Published: June 7, 2013

Johannes Burkart, Daniele Romanini, and Samir Kassi, "Optical feedback stabilized laser tuned by single-sideband modulation," Opt. Lett. 38, 2062-2064 (2013)

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