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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1502–1504

Microwave signal generation with optical injection locking

P. Bouyer, T. L. Gustavson, K. G. Haritos, and M. A. Kasevich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 1502-1504 (1996)

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Two single-mode laser diodes have been injection locked to the +1 and −1 diffracted orders of a 4.6-GHz acousto-optical modulator. The measured locking bandwidth was 3 GHz for a locking gain of 35 dB. The microwave signal at 9.2 GHz had a measured linewidth of less than a few hertz. We used this system to drive stimulated Raman transitions between the cesium ground-state hyperfine levels. We observed Ramsey fringes and used them to characterize the microwave signal phase noise.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 22, 1996
Published: September 15, 1996

P. Bouyer, T. L. Gustavson, K. G. Haritos, and M. A. Kasevich, "Microwave signal generation with optical injection locking," Opt. Lett. 21, 1502-1504 (1996)

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