Abstract

We demonstrate a technique for locking the frequency of a tunable diode laser to a ring-cavity resonator. The resonator is stabilized to a diode laser that is in turn locked to an atomic transition in rubidium, thus giving it absolute frequency calibration. The principal advantage of the ring-cavity design is that there is no feedback destabilization of the laser. The cavity has a free-spectral range of 1.3 GHz and Q of ∼35, which provides robust locking of the laser. The locked laser is able to track large scans of the cavity.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Frequency-stabilized 1520-nm diode laser with rubidium 5S1/2 → 7S1/2 two-photon absorption

Hsiang-Chen Chui, Yi-Wei Liu, Jow-Tsong Shy, Sen-Yen Shaw, Rostislav V. Roussev, and Martin M. Fejer
Appl. Opt. 43(34) 6348-6351 (2004)

Simple method for frequency locking of an extended-cavity diode laser

Wenge Yang, Amitabh Joshi, Hai Wang, and Min Xiao
Appl. Opt. 43(29) 5547-5551 (2004)

Precise frequency measurements of atomic transitions by use of a Rb-stabilized resonator

Ayan Banerjee, Dipankar Das, and Vasant Natarajan
Opt. Lett. 28(17) 1579-1581 (2003)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription