Interferometry

Rubidium-stabilized diode laser for high-precision interferometer

[+] Author Affiliations
Youichi Bitou, Kaoru Sasaki, Hajime Inaba, Feng-Lei Hong, Atsushi Onae

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Tsukuba Central 3, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki?305-8563, Japan E-mail: y-bitou@aist.go.jp

Opt. Eng. 43(4), 900-903 (Apr 01, 2004). doi:10.1117/1.1666773
History: Received Jul. 29, 2003; Revised Oct. 16, 2003; Accepted Oct. 20, 2003; Online March 31, 2004
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An Rb-stabilized diode laser has been developed for use in a high-precision interferometer. The light source is a commercially available external-cavity tunable diode laser. The laser frequency is stabilized to a Doppler-free absorption line of Rb by the third-harmonic technique. The laser emits an output beam with a high power (more than 7 mW) and fast frequency modulation (10 kHz). The relative optical frequency uncertainty of 4.3×1010 is achieved for a 0.01-s averaging time. © 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

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Youichi Bitou ; Kaoru Sasaki ; Hajime Inaba ; Feng-Lei Hong and Atsushi Onae
"Rubidium-stabilized diode laser for high-precision interferometer", Opt. Eng. 43(4), 900-903 (Apr 01, 2004). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1666773


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