Off-resonance laser frequency stabilization using the Faraday effect

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Title Off-resonance laser frequency stabilization using the Faraday effect
Author Marchant, Anna L.; Haendel, Sylvi; Wiles, Timothy P.; Hopkins, Stephen A.; Adams, Charles S.; Cornish, Simon L.
Journal Name Optics Letters
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United States
Publisher Optical Society of America
Abstract We present a simple technique for stabilization of a laser frequency off resonance using the Faraday effect in a heated vapor cell with an applied magnetic field. In particular, we demonstrate stabilization of a 780nm laser detuned up to 14GHz from the Rb85D252S1/2F=2 to 52P3/2F′=3 transition. Control of the temperature of the vapor cell and the magnitude of the applied magnetic field allows locking ∼6–14GHz red and blue detuned from the atomic line. We obtain an rms fluctuation of 7MHz over 1h without stabilization of the cell temperature or magnetic field.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 36
Issue Number 1
Page from 64
Page to 66
ISSN 0146-9592
Date Accessioned 2012-01-12; 2012-02-16T05:31:48Z
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Atomic and Molecular Physics; Lasers and Quantum Electronics
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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