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Vibrational analysis of stabilized lasers

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Author(s)

Kenneth J. Hughes, Archita Hati, Craig W. Nelson, David A. Howe

Abstract

Frequency-stabilized lasers are routinely used in a variety of research and application areas relating to laser-cooled atoms. Important applications in the cold-atom regime include atomic time keeping, inertial navigation, gravitational sensing, and magnetometry. The number of applications based on frequency stabilized lasers is increasing and at the same time, there is a push to miniaturize devices base on these applications. As devices become smaller and more mobile, it will become increasingly important to be able to measure and understand the effects of vibration on the individual devices as a whole, as well as the frequency-stabilized laser subsystems. Here we present preliminary vibration studies of a lab-built laser system based on a monolithic semiconductor laser diode stabilized in frequency to a D2 transition in ^u87Rb using an FM spectroscopy locking technique.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of 2012 IEEE Frequency Control Symposium
Conference Dates
May 21-24, 2012
Conference Location
Baltimore, MD
Conference Title
2012 IEEE Frequency Control Symposium

Keywords

fm spectroscopy, stabilized laser, vibration

Citation

Hughes, K. , Hati, A. , Nelson, C. and Howe, D. (2012), Vibrational analysis of stabilized lasers, Proceedings of 2012 IEEE Frequency Control Symposium, Baltimore, MD (Accessed March 5, 2024)
Created May 24, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017