Note: Demonstration of an external-cavity diode laser system immune to current and temperature fluctuations
ABSTRACT We demonstrate an external-cavity laser system using an anti-reflection coated laser diode as gain medium with about 60 nm fluorescence spectrum, and a Rb Faraday anomalous dispersion optical filter (FADOF) as frequency-selecting element with a transmission bandwidth of 1.3 GHz. With 6.4% optical feedback, a single stable longitudinal mode is obtained with a linewidth of 69 kHz. The wavelength of this laser is operating within the center of the highest transmission peak of FADOF over a diode current range from 55 mA to 142 mA and a diode temperature range from 15 °C to 35 °C, thus it is immune to the fluctuations of current and temperature.
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ABSTRACT: The intensity of fluorescence spectral lines of Rb atoms in the region of 350–1110 nm is measured in eletrodeless discharge lamp. The population ratio between the excited states is calculated according to the spontaneous transition probabilities with rate equations. At the same time, the population density of energy level is also obtained. The results provide the potential applications of electrodeless discharge lamp in atomic filter and optical frequency reference at higher excited states without a pumping laser.Chinese Science Bulletin 06/2013; 58(16). DOI:10.1007/s11434-013-5789-z · 1.37 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: We report an excited-state Faraday anomalous-dispersion optical filter operating on the rubidium 5P(3/2)-5D(5/2) transition (775.9 nm in vacuum) without the use of a pump laser. An electrodeless discharge vapor lamp is employed to replace the Rb vapor cell in a traditional Faraday anomalous-dispersion optical filter system. Atoms can be excited by power rather than a complex frequency-locked pump laser. A proof-of-concept experimental demonstration with a maximum transmission of 1.9% and a filter bandwidth of 650 MHz is presented.Optics Letters 12/2011; 36(23):4611-3. DOI:10.1364/OL.36.004611 · 3.18 Impact Factor
Conference Paper: Electrodeless-discharge-vapor-lamp-based optical atomic filter[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: An excited-state Faraday anomalous dispersion optical filter (FADOF) has been demonstrated, which utilizes a rubidium electrodeless-discharge-vapor-lamp rather than an external pump laser. When the lamp is turned off, the lamp-based filter can be treated as a ground-state FADOF. The compact lamp based FADOF holds promise for realing a frequency-fixed diode laser systems (such as a 1529 nm laser for optical communication application) and a multi-frequency filters.Frequency Control Symposium (FCS), 2012 IEEE International; 01/2012