Abstract

Operating a laser diode in an external cavity, which provides frequency-selective feedback, is a very effective method to tune the laser frequency to a range far from its free running frequency. For the Ca atomic Ramsey spectroscopy experiment, we have constructed a 657-nm laser system based on the Littman-Metcalf configuration with a 660-nm commercial laser diode. Continuously 10-GHz tuning range was achieved with about 100-kHz spectral linewidth, measured with beat-note spectrum of two identical laser systems.

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D. Wandt, M. Laschek, K. Przyklenk, A. Tunnermann, and H. Welling, Opt. Commun. 130, 81 (1996).

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T. B. Anderson and B. R. Clarke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 3 (1993).

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K. B. MacAdam, A. Steinbach, and C. Wieman, Am. J. Phys. 60, 1098 (1992).

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1969 (1)

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K. B. MacAdam, A. Steinbach, and C. Wieman, Am. J. Phys. 60, 1098 (1992).

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K. B. MacAdam, A. Steinbach, and C. Wieman, Am. J. Phys. 60, 1098 (1992).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

F. Riehle, A. Witte, Th. Kisters, and J. Helmcke, Appl. Phys. B 54, 333 (1992).

P. Kersten, F. Mensing, U. Sterr, and F. Riehle, Appl. Phys. B 68, 27 (1999).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. B. Anderson and B. R. Clarke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 3 (1993).

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. Wandt, M. Laschek, K. Przyklenk, A. Tunnermann, and H. Welling, Opt. Commun. 130, 81 (1996).

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

S. Eriksson, A. M. Lindberg, and B. Stahlberg, Opt. Laser Technol. 31, 473 (1999).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

E. D. Hinkley and C. Freed, Phys. Rev. Lett. 23, 277 (1969).

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

C. Wieman and L. Hollberg, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1 (1991).

Other (1)

A. L. Schawlow and C. H. Townes, Phys. Rev. 112, 1940 (1958)

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