Abstract

We present saturation absorption spectroscopy of transitions in Te2 near 444.4 nm. These spectra were taken using a blue diode laser locked to a Fabry–Perot (FP) cavity that is in turn locked to a Zeeman-stabilized helium–neon laser. Tuning of the diode laser frequency is accomplished by N2 pressure tuning of the FP cavity. The result is a tuning frequency that is proportional to the dispersion of the index of refraction between the helium neon and diode laser wavelengths. We assess the stability of the blue laser frequency by scanning over a single Te2 absorption line repeatedly over a 48 h period. This work is motivated by our desire to produce a versatile frequency-locked source of radiation for use in molecular optical polarization experiments.

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B. Burghardt, W. Jitschin, and G. Meisel, “Precise rf tuning for cw dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. 20, 141–146 (1979).
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A. Buckingham and C. Graham, “The density dependence of the refractivity of gases,” Proc. R. Soc. A 337, 275–291 (1974).
[CrossRef]

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R. N. Hall, G. E. Fenner, J. D. Kingsley, T. J. Soltys, and R. O. Carlson, “Coherent light emission from GaAs junctions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 9, 366–368 (1962).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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P. Bohlouli-Zanjani, K. Afrousheh, and J. D. D. Martin, “Optical transfer cavity stabilization using current-modulated injection-locked diode lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093105–093109(2006).
[CrossRef]

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E. Riedle, S. H. Ashworth, J. J. T. Farrell Jr., and D. J. Nesbitt, “Stabilization and precise calibration of a continuous-wave difference frequency spectrometer by use of a simple transfer cavity,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 65, 42–48 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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A. Rossi, V. Biancalana, B. Mai, and L. Tomassetti, “Long-term drift laser frequency stabilization using purely optical reference,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2544–2548 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Bohlouli-Zanjani, P.

P. Bohlouli-Zanjani, K. Afrousheh, and J. D. D. Martin, “Optical transfer cavity stabilization using current-modulated injection-locked diode lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093105–093109(2006).
[CrossRef]

Bradley, C.

C. Bradley, J. Chen, and R. G. Hulet, “Instrumentation for the stable operation of laser diodes,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 61, 2097–2101 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Buckingham, A.

A. Buckingham and C. Graham, “The density dependence of the refractivity of gases,” Proc. R. Soc. A 337, 275–291 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Burghardt, B.

B. Burghardt, W. Jitschin, and G. Meisel, “Precise rf tuning for cw dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. 20, 141–146 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Burke, J. H. T.

J. H. T. Burke, O. Garcia, K. J. Hughes, B. Livedalen, and C. A. Sackett, “Compact implementation of a scanning transfer cavity lock,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76, 116105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Burnett, J.

Burns, G.

M. I. Nathan, W. P. Dumke, G. Burns, F. H. Dill Jr., and G. Lasher, “Stimulated emission of radiation from GaAs p-n junctions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 62–64 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Cariou, J.

J. Cariou and P. Luc, Atlas du Spectre d’Absorption de la Molecule de Tellure (Laboratoire Aime-Cotton, 1980), pp. 23.

Carlson, R. O.

R. N. Hall, G. E. Fenner, J. D. Kingsley, T. J. Soltys, and R. O. Carlson, “Coherent light emission from GaAs junctions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 9, 366–368 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J.

C. Bradley, J. Chen, and R. G. Hulet, “Instrumentation for the stable operation of laser diodes,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 61, 2097–2101 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Dill, F. H.

M. I. Nathan, W. P. Dumke, G. Burns, F. H. Dill Jr., and G. Lasher, “Stimulated emission of radiation from GaAs p-n junctions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 62–64 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Dumke, W. P.

M. I. Nathan, W. P. Dumke, G. Burns, F. H. Dill Jr., and G. Lasher, “Stimulated emission of radiation from GaAs p-n junctions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 62–64 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Dunning, F. B.

B. G. Lindsay, K. A. Smith, and F. B. Dunning, “Control of long-term output frequency drift in commercial dye lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1656–1657 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Farrell, J. J. T.

E. Riedle, S. H. Ashworth, J. J. T. Farrell Jr., and D. J. Nesbitt, “Stabilization and precise calibration of a continuous-wave difference frequency spectrometer by use of a simple transfer cavity,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 65, 42–48 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Fenner, G. E.

R. N. Hall, G. E. Fenner, J. D. Kingsley, T. J. Soltys, and R. O. Carlson, “Coherent light emission from GaAs junctions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 9, 366–368 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Fiisier, D. J.

Garcia, O.

J. H. T. Burke, O. Garcia, K. J. Hughes, B. Livedalen, and C. A. Sackett, “Compact implementation of a scanning transfer cavity lock,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76, 116105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gentili, K.

Gill, P.

P. Gill, “Optical frequency standards,” Metrologia 42, S125–S137(2005).
[CrossRef]

Graham, C.

A. Buckingham and C. Graham, “The density dependence of the refractivity of gases,” Proc. R. Soc. A 337, 275–291 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Griesmann, U.

Hall, J. L.

Hall, R. N.

R. N. Hall, G. E. Fenner, J. D. Kingsley, T. J. Soltys, and R. O. Carlson, “Coherent light emission from GaAs junctions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 9, 366–368 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Helmcke, J.

Holt, R. A.

Hughes, K. J.

J. H. T. Burke, O. Garcia, K. J. Hughes, B. Livedalen, and C. A. Sackett, “Compact implementation of a scanning transfer cavity lock,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76, 116105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hulet, R. G.

C. Bradley, J. Chen, and R. G. Hulet, “Instrumentation for the stable operation of laser diodes,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 61, 2097–2101 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Jitschin, W.

B. Burghardt, W. Jitschin, and G. Meisel, “Precise rf tuning for cw dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. 20, 141–146 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Khanna, B. N.

Kingsley, J. D.

R. N. Hall, G. E. Fenner, J. D. Kingsley, T. J. Soltys, and R. O. Carlson, “Coherent light emission from GaAs junctions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 9, 366–368 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Lasher, G.

M. I. Nathan, W. P. Dumke, G. Burns, F. H. Dill Jr., and G. Lasher, “Stimulated emission of radiation from GaAs p-n junctions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 62–64 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Lee, S. A.

Lindsay, B. G.

B. G. Lindsay, K. A. Smith, and F. B. Dunning, “Control of long-term output frequency drift in commercial dye lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1656–1657 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Livas, J.

Livedalen, B.

J. H. T. Burke, O. Garcia, K. J. Hughes, B. Livedalen, and C. A. Sackett, “Compact implementation of a scanning transfer cavity lock,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76, 116105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Luc, P.

J. Cariou and P. Luc, Atlas du Spectre d’Absorption de la Molecule de Tellure (Laboratoire Aime-Cotton, 1980), pp. 23.

Mai, B.

A. Rossi, V. Biancalana, B. Mai, and L. Tomassetti, “Long-term drift laser frequency stabilization using purely optical reference,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2544–2548 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Martin, J. D. D.

P. Bohlouli-Zanjani, K. Afrousheh, and J. D. D. Martin, “Optical transfer cavity stabilization using current-modulated injection-locked diode lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093105–093109(2006).
[CrossRef]

Meisel, G.

B. Burghardt, W. Jitschin, and G. Meisel, “Precise rf tuning for cw dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. 20, 141–146 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Nathan, M. I.

M. I. Nathan, W. P. Dumke, G. Burns, F. H. Dill Jr., and G. Lasher, “Stimulated emission of radiation from GaAs p-n junctions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 62–64 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Nesbitt, D. J.

D. F. Plusquellic, O. Votava, and D. J. Nesbitt, “Absolute frequency stabilization of an injection-seeded optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Opt. 35, 1464–1472 (1996).
[CrossRef]

E. Riedle, S. H. Ashworth, J. J. T. Farrell Jr., and D. J. Nesbitt, “Stabilization and precise calibration of a continuous-wave difference frequency spectrometer by use of a simple transfer cavity,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 65, 42–48 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Numata, K.

Old, J.

Orozco, L. A.

W. Z. Zhao, J. E. Simsarian, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse, “A computer-based digital feedback control of frequency drift of multiple lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 3737–3740 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Peck, E.

Peck, E. R.

Plusquellic, D. F.

Rehse, S. J.

Riedle, E.

E. Riedle, S. H. Ashworth, J. J. T. Farrell Jr., and D. J. Nesbitt, “Stabilization and precise calibration of a continuous-wave difference frequency spectrometer by use of a simple transfer cavity,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 65, 42–48 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Rosner, S. D.

Rossi, A.

A. Rossi, V. Biancalana, B. Mai, and L. Tomassetti, “Long-term drift laser frequency stabilization using purely optical reference,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2544–2548 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sackett, C. A.

J. H. T. Burke, O. Garcia, K. J. Hughes, B. Livedalen, and C. A. Sackett, “Compact implementation of a scanning transfer cavity lock,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76, 116105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Scholl, T. J.

Simsarian, J. E.

W. Z. Zhao, J. E. Simsarian, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse, “A computer-based digital feedback control of frequency drift of multiple lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 3737–3740 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Smith, K. A.

B. G. Lindsay, K. A. Smith, and F. B. Dunning, “Control of long-term output frequency drift in commercial dye lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1656–1657 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Soltys, T. J.

R. N. Hall, G. E. Fenner, J. D. Kingsley, T. J. Soltys, and R. O. Carlson, “Coherent light emission from GaAs junctions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 9, 366–368 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Sprouse, G. D.

W. Z. Zhao, J. E. Simsarian, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse, “A computer-based digital feedback control of frequency drift of multiple lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 3737–3740 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Thorpe, J. I.

Tomassetti, L.

A. Rossi, V. Biancalana, B. Mai, and L. Tomassetti, “Long-term drift laser frequency stabilization using purely optical reference,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2544–2548 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Votava, O.

Wang, D.

Wang, Y.

Xie, L.

Zhao, W. Z.

W. Z. Zhao, J. E. Simsarian, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse, “A computer-based digital feedback control of frequency drift of multiple lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 3737–3740 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. (1)

B. Burghardt, W. Jitschin, and G. Meisel, “Precise rf tuning for cw dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. 20, 141–146 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. I. Nathan, W. P. Dumke, G. Burns, F. H. Dill Jr., and G. Lasher, “Stimulated emission of radiation from GaAs p-n junctions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 62–64 (1962).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (3)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Metrologia (1)

P. Gill, “Optical frequency standards,” Metrologia 42, S125–S137(2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

R. N. Hall, G. E. Fenner, J. D. Kingsley, T. J. Soltys, and R. O. Carlson, “Coherent light emission from GaAs junctions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 9, 366–368 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Proc. R. Soc. A (1)

A. Buckingham and C. Graham, “The density dependence of the refractivity of gases,” Proc. R. Soc. A 337, 275–291 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (7)

J. H. T. Burke, O. Garcia, K. J. Hughes, B. Livedalen, and C. A. Sackett, “Compact implementation of a scanning transfer cavity lock,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76, 116105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

C. Bradley, J. Chen, and R. G. Hulet, “Instrumentation for the stable operation of laser diodes,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 61, 2097–2101 (1990).
[CrossRef]

E. Riedle, S. H. Ashworth, J. J. T. Farrell Jr., and D. J. Nesbitt, “Stabilization and precise calibration of a continuous-wave difference frequency spectrometer by use of a simple transfer cavity,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 65, 42–48 (1994).
[CrossRef]

P. Bohlouli-Zanjani, K. Afrousheh, and J. D. D. Martin, “Optical transfer cavity stabilization using current-modulated injection-locked diode lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093105–093109(2006).
[CrossRef]

B. G. Lindsay, K. A. Smith, and F. B. Dunning, “Control of long-term output frequency drift in commercial dye lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1656–1657 (1991).
[CrossRef]

W. Z. Zhao, J. E. Simsarian, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse, “A computer-based digital feedback control of frequency drift of multiple lasers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 3737–3740 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Rossi, V. Biancalana, B. Mai, and L. Tomassetti, “Long-term drift laser frequency stabilization using purely optical reference,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2544–2548 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

J. Cariou and P. Luc, Atlas du Spectre d’Absorption de la Molecule de Tellure (Laboratoire Aime-Cotton, 1980), pp. 23.

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