Compact, filtered diode laser system for precision spectroscopy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Stable, narrow-linewidth optical sources are necessary in modern atomic physics. An appealing approach to achieving approximately 10 kHz frequency stability is optical feedback. We have designed a compact external cavity diode laser with optical feedback to a filter cavity mounted on a single baseplate and enclosed inside a vacuum sealed box. The design was implemented for three wavelengths addressing the 422 nm cooling, 1091 nm repumping, and 674 nm clock transition lines of Sr(+). We are able to cool a single, trapped strontium ion to approximately 2 mK and observe motional sidebands of the 5S(1/2) <--> 4D(5/2) transition.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Labaziewicz, J; Richerme, P; Brown, KR; Chuang, IL; Hayasaka, K

Published Date

  • March 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 572 - 574

PubMed ID

  • 17392925

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17392925

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ol.32.000572


  • eng