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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2000
  • pp: 905–907

Frequency stabilization of a frequency-doubled 1556-nm source to the 5S1/2 → 5D 5/2 two-photon transitions of rubidium

A. Danielli, P. Rusian, A. Arie, M. H. Chou, and M. M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 905-907 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000905


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Abstract

Improvements in the power level of sources near 1550 nm and in the efficiency of waveguide frequency doublers enabled us to lock a frequency-doubled source directly to the 5S1/2 → 5D5/2 two-photon transitions near 778 nm. We obtained a sufficiently powerful second-harmonic signal, exceeding 2 mW, by doubling an external-cavity diode laser that was amplified by an erbium-doped fiber amplifier in a periodically poled LiNbO3 channel waveguide. Our experimental scheme can be used for realizing compact, high-performance frequency standards near 1550 nm for fiber-optic communication and sensing applications.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

Citation
A. Danielli, P. Rusian, A. Arie, M. H. Chou, and M. M. Fejer, "Frequency stabilization of a frequency-doubled 1556-nm source to the 5S1/2 → 5D 5/2 two-photon transitions of rubidium," Opt. Lett. 25, 905-907 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-12-905

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