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Compact rubidium-stabilized multi-frequency reference source in the 1.55-μm region
Résumé Combining light modulation and frequency conversion techniques, a compact and simple frequency-stabilized optical frequency comb spanning over 45 nm in the 1.56-μm wavelength region is demonstrated. It benefits from the high-frequency stability achievable from rubidium atomic transitions at 780 nm probed in a saturation absorption scheme, which is transferred to the 1.56-μm spectral region via a second-harmonic generation process.
The optical frequency comb is generated by an electro-optic modulator enclosed in a Fabry–Perot cavity that is injected by the fundamental frequency stabilized laser. Frequency stability better than 2 kHz has been demonstrated on time scales between 1000 s and 2 days both at 1560 nm, twice the rubidium wavelength, and for a comb line at 1557 nm.
   
Mots-clés Optical standards and testing; Metrological instrumentation; Laser
stabilization; Spectroscopy, saturation
   
Citation Matthey-De-L'Endroit, R., Gruet, F., Schilt, S., & Mileti, G. (2015). Compact rubidium-stabilized multi-frequency reference source in the 1.55-μm region. Optics Letters, 40(11), 2576-2579.
   
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 1-6-2015
Nom du périodique Optics Letters
Volume 40
Numéro 11
Pages 2576-2579
URL https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.40.002576