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Frequency stabilization of a fiber laser to rubidium: a high-accuracy 1.53 υm wavelength standard

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Author(s)

Sarah L. Gilbert

Abstract

Spectroscopy of the rubidium 5P3/2 ~ 4D5/2 transition near 1.529 μm has been performed using a single-longitudinal-mode erbium-doped fiber laser. Rubidium atoms were laser-cooled and confined in a vapor-cell Zeeman optical trap. This produced a dense sample of cold atoms and reduced the Doppler broadening of the transition to less than the natural linewidth. Transition linewidths of 10 MHz were observed on the 5P3/2 ~ 4D5/2 transition and the fiber laser was actively stabilized to the 5P3/2, F=3 ~ 4D5/2, F' =3 line of 87Rb.
Proceedings Title
Proc. Intl. Soc. for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
Volume
1837
Issue
1994

Citation

Gilbert, S. (1993), Frequency stabilization of a fiber laser to rubidium: a high-accuracy 1.53 υm wavelength standard, Proc. Intl. Soc. for Optical Engineering (SPIE), [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=1679 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created January 1, 1993, Updated February 17, 2017