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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4903–4906

Robust frequency stabilization of multiple spectroscopy lasers with large and tunable offset frequencies

A. Nevsky, S. Alighanbari, Q.-F. Chen, I. Ernsting, S. Vasilyev, S. Schiller, G. Barwood, P. Gill, N. Poli, and G. M. Tino  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4903-4906 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004903


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Abstract

We have demonstrated a compact, robust device for simultaneous absolute frequency stabilization of three diode lasers whose carrier frequencies can be chosen freely relative to the reference. A rigid ULE multicavity block is employed, and, for each laser, the sideband locking technique is applied. A small lock error, computer control of frequency offset, wide range of frequency offset, simple construction, and robust operation are the useful features of the system. One concrete application is as a stabilization unit for the cooling and trapping lasers of a neutral-atom lattice clock. The device significantly supports and improves the clock’s operation. The laser with the most stringent requirements imposed by this application is stabilized to a line width of 70 Hz, and a residual frequency drift less than 0.5Hz/s. The carrier optical frequency can be tuned over 350 MHz while in lock.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: October 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2013
Published: November 15, 2013

Citation
A. Nevsky, S. Alighanbari, Q.-F. Chen, I. Ernsting, S. Vasilyev, S. Schiller, G. Barwood, P. Gill, N. Poli, and G. M. Tino, "Robust frequency stabilization of multiple spectroscopy lasers with large and tunable offset frequencies," Opt. Lett. 38, 4903-4906 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-22-4903


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