Abstract

A simple, easy-to-implement, and robust technique is reported to offset lock two semiconductor lasers with a frequency difference easily adjustable up to a couple of tens of gigahertz (10 and 19GHz experimentally demonstrated). The proposed scheme essentially makes use of low-frequency control electronics and may be implemented with any type of single mode semiconductor laser, without any requirement for the laser linewidth. The technique is shown to be very similar to the wavelength modulation spectroscopy method commonly used for laser stabilization onto molecular absorption lines, as demonstrated by experimental results obtained using 935nm laser diodes.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Robust sub-millihertz-level offset locking for transferring optical frequency accuracy and for atomic two-photon spectroscopy

Wang-Yau Cheng, Ting-Ju Chen, Chia-Wei Lin, Bo-Wei Chen, Ya-Po Yang, and Hung Yi Hsu
Opt. Express 25(3) 2752-2762 (2017)

Frequency locking of tunable diode lasers to a rubidium-stabilized ring-cavity resonator

Ayan Banerjee, Dipankar Das, Umakant D. Rapol, and Vasant Natarajan
Appl. Opt. 43(12) 2528-2531 (2004)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (10)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription