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Title: Frequency control of tunable lasers using a frequency-calibrated λ-meter in an experiment on preparation of Rydberg atoms in a magneto-optical trap

Abstract

A new technique is proposed and applied to study the frequency drift of an external-cavity semiconductor laser, locked to the transmission resonances of a thermally stabilised Fabry–Perot interferometer. The interferometer frequency drift is measured to be less than 2 MHz h{sup -1}. The laser frequency is measured using an Angstrom wavemeter, calibrated using an additional stabilised laser. It is shown that this system of laser frequency control can be used to identify Rydberg transitions in ultracold {sup 7}Li atoms. (control of laser radiation parameters)

Authors:
; ; ;  [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
  2. P N Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22551179
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 45; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1063-7818
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; CALIBRATION; FABRY-PEROT INTERFEROMETER; FREQUENCY CONTROL; LASER CAVITIES; LASER RADIATION; LITHIUM 7; MHZ RANGE; RESONANCE; RYDBERG STATES; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; TRANSMISSION; TRAPS

Citation Formats

Saakyan, S A, Vilshanskaya, E V, Zelener, B B, Zelener, B V, Sautenkov, V A, and Vasiliev, V V. Frequency control of tunable lasers using a frequency-calibrated λ-meter in an experiment on preparation of Rydberg atoms in a magneto-optical trap. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1070/QE2015V045N09ABEH015708.
Saakyan, S A, Vilshanskaya, E V, Zelener, B B, Zelener, B V, Sautenkov, V A, & Vasiliev, V V. Frequency control of tunable lasers using a frequency-calibrated λ-meter in an experiment on preparation of Rydberg atoms in a magneto-optical trap. United States. doi:10.1070/QE2015V045N09ABEH015708.
Saakyan, S A, Vilshanskaya, E V, Zelener, B B, Zelener, B V, Sautenkov, V A, and Vasiliev, V V. Wed . "Frequency control of tunable lasers using a frequency-calibrated λ-meter in an experiment on preparation of Rydberg atoms in a magneto-optical trap". United States. doi:10.1070/QE2015V045N09ABEH015708.
@article{osti_22551179,
title = {Frequency control of tunable lasers using a frequency-calibrated λ-meter in an experiment on preparation of Rydberg atoms in a magneto-optical trap},
author = {Saakyan, S A and Vilshanskaya, E V and Zelener, B B and Zelener, B V and Sautenkov, V A and Vasiliev, V V},
abstractNote = {A new technique is proposed and applied to study the frequency drift of an external-cavity semiconductor laser, locked to the transmission resonances of a thermally stabilised Fabry–Perot interferometer. The interferometer frequency drift is measured to be less than 2 MHz h{sup -1}. The laser frequency is measured using an Angstrom wavemeter, calibrated using an additional stabilised laser. It is shown that this system of laser frequency control can be used to identify Rydberg transitions in ultracold {sup 7}Li atoms. (control of laser radiation parameters)},
doi = {10.1070/QE2015V045N09ABEH015708},
journal = {Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)},
issn = {1063-7818},
number = 9,
volume = 45,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {9}
}