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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1005–1007

Robust laser frequency stabilization by serrodyne modulation

Ralf Kohlhaas, Thomas Vanderbruggen, Simon Bernon, Andrea Bertoldi, Arnaud Landragin, and Philippe Bouyer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 6, pp. 1005-1007 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001005


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Abstract

We report the relative frequency stabilization of a distributed feedback erbium-doped fiber laser on an optical cavity by serrodyne frequency shifting. A correction bandwidth of 2.3 MHz and a dynamic range of 220 MHz are achieved, which leads to a strong robustness against large disturbances up to high frequencies. We demonstrate that serrodyne frequency shifting reaches a higher correction bandwidth and lower relative frequency noise level compared to a standard acousto-optical modulator based scheme. Our results allow us to consider promising applications in the absolute frequency stabilization of lasers on optical cavities.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.2170) General : Equipment and techniques
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2012
Published: March 7, 2012

Citation
Ralf Kohlhaas, Thomas Vanderbruggen, Simon Bernon, Andrea Bertoldi, Arnaud Landragin, and Philippe Bouyer, "Robust laser frequency stabilization by serrodyne modulation," Opt. Lett. 37, 1005-1007 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-6-1005


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