Abstract

Recently, we have demonstrated large mode-hop free tuning of an external-cavity diode laser with an off-the-shelf laser diode. This novel approach employs a closed-loop control based on polarization spectroscopy. In this paper, we derive a model capable of describing multicavity laser systems with polarization-dependent elements. We successfully apply it to explain the peculiar form of our error signal.

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2009 (2)

D. Depenheuer, J. Kohl-Landgraf, H. Gläßer, and T. Walther “A pulsed laser system with large spectral coverage extended by non-linear frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 583–589(2009).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

2006 (1)

2005 (2)

2002 (1)

E. A. Cornell and C. E. Wieman, “Nobel lecture: Bose–Einstein condensation in a dilute gas, the first 70 years and some recent experiments,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 875–893 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

H. R. Barry, B. Bakowski, L. Corner, T. Freegarde, O. T. W. Hawkins, G. Hancock, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. Peverall, and G. A. D. Ritchie, “OH detection by absorption of frequency-doubled diode laser radiation at 308nm,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125–130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1995 (2)

R .W .P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B. 31, 97–105(1995).
[CrossRef]

L. Ricci, M. Weidemüller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. König, and T. Hänsch, “A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics,” Opt. Commun. 117, 541–549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

C. E. Wieman and L. Hollberg, “Using diode lasers for atomic physics,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1–20 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

1980 (1)

T. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, “Laser frequency stabilization by polarization spectroscopy of a reflecting reference cavity,” Opt. Commun. 35, 441–444 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1941 (1)

Anderson, T. N.

Bakowski, B.

H. R. Barry, B. Bakowski, L. Corner, T. Freegarde, O. T. W. Hawkins, G. Hancock, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. Peverall, and G. A. D. Ritchie, “OH detection by absorption of frequency-doubled diode laser radiation at 308nm,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125–130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Barron-Jimenez, R.

Barry, H. R.

H. R. Barry, B. Bakowski, L. Corner, T. Freegarde, O. T. W. Hawkins, G. Hancock, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. Peverall, and G. A. D. Ritchie, “OH detection by absorption of frequency-doubled diode laser radiation at 308nm,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125–130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Brown, M. S.

Burns, I. S.

Carlsten, J. L.

Caton, J. A.

Cornell, E. A.

E. A. Cornell and C. E. Wieman, “Nobel lecture: Bose–Einstein condensation in a dilute gas, the first 70 years and some recent experiments,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 875–893 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Corner, L.

H. R. Barry, B. Bakowski, L. Corner, T. Freegarde, O. T. W. Hawkins, G. Hancock, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. Peverall, and G. A. D. Ritchie, “OH detection by absorption of frequency-doubled diode laser radiation at 308nm,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125–130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Couillaud, B.

T. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, “Laser frequency stabilization by polarization spectroscopy of a reflecting reference cavity,” Opt. Commun. 35, 441–444 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Critchley, I.

Depenheuer, D.

D. Depenheuer, J. Kohl-Landgraf, H. Gläßer, and T. Walther “A pulsed laser system with large spectral coverage extended by non-linear frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 583–589(2009).
[CrossRef]

Drever, R .W .P.

R .W .P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B. 31, 97–105(1995).
[CrossRef]

Esslinger, T.

L. Ricci, M. Weidemüller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. König, and T. Hänsch, “A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics,” Opt. Commun. 117, 541–549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Flamand, L.

Ford, G. M.

R .W .P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B. 31, 97–105(1995).
[CrossRef]

Freegarde, T.

H. R. Barry, B. Bakowski, L. Corner, T. Freegarde, O. T. W. Hawkins, G. Hancock, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. Peverall, and G. A. D. Ritchie, “OH detection by absorption of frequency-doubled diode laser radiation at 308nm,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125–130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Führer, T.

Gläßer, H.

D. Depenheuer, J. Kohl-Landgraf, H. Gläßer, and T. Walther “A pulsed laser system with large spectral coverage extended by non-linear frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 583–589(2009).
[CrossRef]

Gord, J. R.

Hall, J. L.

R .W .P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B. 31, 97–105(1995).
[CrossRef]

Hancock, G.

H. R. Barry, B. Bakowski, L. Corner, T. Freegarde, O. T. W. Hawkins, G. Hancock, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. Peverall, and G. A. D. Ritchie, “OH detection by absorption of frequency-doubled diode laser radiation at 308nm,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125–130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, S. F.

Hänsch, T.

L. Ricci, M. Weidemüller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. König, and T. Hänsch, “A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics,” Opt. Commun. 117, 541–549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

T. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, “Laser frequency stabilization by polarization spectroscopy of a reflecting reference cavity,” Opt. Commun. 35, 441–444 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Hawkins, O. T. W.

H. R. Barry, B. Bakowski, L. Corner, T. Freegarde, O. T. W. Hawkins, G. Hancock, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. Peverall, and G. A. D. Ritchie, “OH detection by absorption of frequency-doubled diode laser radiation at 308nm,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125–130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hawthorne, J. T.

Hemmerich, A.

L. Ricci, M. Weidemüller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. König, and T. Hänsch, “A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics,” Opt. Commun. 117, 541–549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Hollberg, L.

C. E. Wieman and L. Hollberg, “Using diode lasers for atomic physics,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1–20 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Hough, J.

R .W .P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B. 31, 97–105(1995).
[CrossRef]

Hult, J.

Jacobs, R. M. J.

H. R. Barry, B. Bakowski, L. Corner, T. Freegarde, O. T. W. Hawkins, G. Hancock, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. Peverall, and G. A. D. Ritchie, “OH detection by absorption of frequency-doubled diode laser radiation at 308nm,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125–130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Jones, R. C.

Kaminski, C. F.

Kohl-Landgraf, J.

D. Depenheuer, J. Kohl-Landgraf, H. Gläßer, and T. Walther “A pulsed laser system with large spectral coverage extended by non-linear frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 583–589(2009).
[CrossRef]

König, W.

L. Ricci, M. Weidemüller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. König, and T. Hänsch, “A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics,” Opt. Commun. 117, 541–549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kowalski, F. V.

R .W .P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B. 31, 97–105(1995).
[CrossRef]

Lucht, R. P.

Muller, J. M.

Munley, A. J.

R .W .P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B. 31, 97–105(1995).
[CrossRef]

Nehrir, A. R.

Peverall, R.

H. R. Barry, B. Bakowski, L. Corner, T. Freegarde, O. T. W. Hawkins, G. Hancock, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. Peverall, and G. A. D. Ritchie, “OH detection by absorption of frequency-doubled diode laser radiation at 308nm,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125–130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Repasky, K. S.

Ricci, L.

L. Ricci, M. Weidemüller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. König, and T. Hänsch, “A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics,” Opt. Commun. 117, 541–549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Ritchie, G. A. D.

H. R. Barry, B. Bakowski, L. Corner, T. Freegarde, O. T. W. Hawkins, G. Hancock, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. Peverall, and G. A. D. Ritchie, “OH detection by absorption of frequency-doubled diode laser radiation at 308nm,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125–130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Roy, S.

Stang, D.

Streichert, F.

F. Streichert and H. Ulmer, “JavaEvA—A Java Framework for Evolutionary Algorithms,” Technical Report WSI-2005-06. http://w210.ub.uni-tuebingen.de/dbt/volltexte/2005/1702/.

Switzer, G. W.

Ulmer, H.

F. Streichert and H. Ulmer, “JavaEvA—A Java Framework for Evolutionary Algorithms,” Technical Report WSI-2005-06. http://w210.ub.uni-tuebingen.de/dbt/volltexte/2005/1702/.

van de Stadt, H.

Vuletic, V.

L. Ricci, M. Weidemüller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. König, and T. Hänsch, “A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics,” Opt. Commun. 117, 541–549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Walther, T.

Ward, H.

R .W .P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B. 31, 97–105(1995).
[CrossRef]

Weidemüller, M.

L. Ricci, M. Weidemüller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. König, and T. Hänsch, “A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics,” Opt. Commun. 117, 541–549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Wieman, C. E.

E. A. Cornell and C. E. Wieman, “Nobel lecture: Bose–Einstein condensation in a dilute gas, the first 70 years and some recent experiments,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 875–893 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. E. Wieman and L. Hollberg, “Using diode lasers for atomic physics,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1–20 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Zimmermann, C.

L. Ricci, M. Weidemüller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. König, and T. Hänsch, “A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics,” Opt. Commun. 117, 541–549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (3)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

D. Depenheuer, J. Kohl-Landgraf, H. Gläßer, and T. Walther “A pulsed laser system with large spectral coverage extended by non-linear frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 583–589(2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B. (1)

R .W .P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B. 31, 97–105(1995).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

H. R. Barry, B. Bakowski, L. Corner, T. Freegarde, O. T. W. Hawkins, G. Hancock, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. Peverall, and G. A. D. Ritchie, “OH detection by absorption of frequency-doubled diode laser radiation at 308nm,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125–130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

T. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, “Laser frequency stabilization by polarization spectroscopy of a reflecting reference cavity,” Opt. Commun. 35, 441–444 (1980).
[CrossRef]

L. Ricci, M. Weidemüller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. König, and T. Hänsch, “A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics,” Opt. Commun. 117, 541–549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

E. A. Cornell and C. E. Wieman, “Nobel lecture: Bose–Einstein condensation in a dilute gas, the first 70 years and some recent experiments,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 875–893 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

C. E. Wieman and L. Hollberg, “Using diode lasers for atomic physics,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1–20 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

F. Streichert and H. Ulmer, “JavaEvA—A Java Framework for Evolutionary Algorithms,” Technical Report WSI-2005-06. http://w210.ub.uni-tuebingen.de/dbt/volltexte/2005/1702/.

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