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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2006
  • pp: 202–204

Phase-locked, low-noise, frequency agile titanium : sapphire lasers for simultaneous atom interferometers

Holger Müller, Sheng-wey Chiow, Quan Long, and Steven Chu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 202-204 (2006)

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We demonstrate a laser system consisting of a > 1.6 W titanium : sapphire laser that is phase locked to another free-running titanium:sapphire laser at a wavelength of 852 nm with a phase noise of 138 dBc Hz at 1 MHz from the carrier, using an intracavity electro-optic phase modulator. The residual phase variance is 2.5 × 10 8 rad 2 integrated from 1 Hz to 10 kHz. This system can phase-continuously change the offset frequency within 200 ns with frequency steps up to 4 MHz. Simultaneous atom interferometers can make full use of this ultralow phase noise in differential measurements, where influences from the vibration of optics are greatly suppressed in common mode.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Holger Müller, Sheng-wey Chiow, Quan Long, and Steven Chu, "Phase-locked, low-noise, frequency agile titanium:sapphire lasers for simultaneous atom interferometers," Opt. Lett. 31, 202-204 (2006)

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