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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3594–3596

Sweep optical frequency synthesizer with a distributed-Bragg-reflector laser injection locked by a single component of an optical frequency comb

S. E. Park, E. B. Kim, Y.-H. Park, D. S. Yee, T. Y. Kwon, C. Y. Park, H. S. Moon, and T. H. Yoon  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 24, pp. 3594-3596 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003594


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Abstract

A sweep optical frequency synthesizer is demonstrated by using a frequency-stabilized optical frequency comb and injection-locked distributed-Bragg-reflector (DBR) laser diode. The injection-locked DBR laser acts as a single-frequency filter and, simultaneously, a high-gain amplifier of the optical frequency comb. The frequency instability of the heterodyne beat signal between two independently injection-locked DBR lasers is measured to be 2.3 × 10 16 at 1 s averaging time. The output frequency of the sweep optical frequency synthesizer can be precisely tuned over 1 GHz , and a saturated absorption spectrum of the Cs D 2 line at 852 nm is recorded by the injected DBR laser.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: August 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2006
Published: November 22, 2006

Citation
S. E. Park, E. B. Kim, Y.-H. Park, D. S. Yee, T. Y. Kwon, C. Y. Park, H. S. Moon, and T. H. Yoon, "Sweep optical frequency synthesizer with a distributed-Bragg-reflector laser injection locked by a single component of an optical frequency comb," Opt. Lett. 31, 3594-3596 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-24-3594


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