Abstract

We report on an universal method to achieve and sustain a large mode-hop free tuning range of an external cavity diode laser. By locking one of the resonators using a closed loop control based on polarization spectroscopy while tuning the laser we achieved mode-hop free tuning of up to 130 GHz with a non AR-coated, off-the-shelf laser diode.

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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 308 nm," Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125-130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

L. Ricci, M. Weidem¨uller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. K¨onig, and T. H¨ansch, "A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics," Opt. Commun. 117, 541-549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

W. Wang, K. Grattan, A. Palmer, and W. Boyle, "Self-mixing interference inside a single-mode diode laser for optical sensing applications," J. Lightwave Technology 12, 1577-1587 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

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

1980 (3)

K. Liu and M. G. Littman, "Novel geometry for single-mode scanning of tunable lasers," Opt. Lett. 6, 117-118 (1980).
[CrossRef]

R. Lang and K. Kobayashi, "External optical feedback effects on semiconductor injection laser properties," IEEE J. Quantum Electr. 16, 347-355 (1980).
[CrossRef]

T. H¨ansch and B. Couillaud, "Laser Frequency Stabilization by polarization spectroscopy of a reflecting reference cavity," Opt. Commun. 35, 441-444 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1964 (1)

J. W. Crowe and R. M. Craig, Jr., "GaAs laser linewidth measurements by heterodyne detection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 72-74 (1964).
[CrossRef]

1962 (3)

T. M. Quist, R. H. Rediker, R. J. Keyes,W. E. Krag, B. Lax, A. L. McWhorter, and H. J. Zeigler, "Semiconductor maser of GaAs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 91-92 (1962).
[CrossRef]

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

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]

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 308 nm," 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 308 nm," Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125-130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Boyle, W.

W. Wang, K. Grattan, A. Palmer, and W. Boyle, "Self-mixing interference inside a single-mode diode laser for optical sensing applications," J. Lightwave Technology 12, 1577-1587 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Brown, M. S.

Burns, G.

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

Burns, I. S.

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]

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 308 nm," Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125-130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Couillaud, B.

T. H¨ansch and B. Couillaud, "Laser Frequency Stabilization by polarization spectroscopy of a reflecting reference cavity," Opt. Commun. 35, 441-444 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Craig, R. M.

J. W. Crowe and R. M. Craig, Jr., "GaAs laser linewidth measurements by heterodyne detection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 72-74 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Critchley, I.

Crowe, J. W.

J. W. Crowe and R. M. Craig, Jr., "GaAs laser linewidth measurements by heterodyne detection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 72-74 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Dill, F. H.

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

Esslinger, T.

L. Ricci, M. Weidem¨uller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. K¨onig, and T. H¨ansch, "A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics," Opt. Commun. 117, 541-549 (1995).
[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]

Flamand, L.

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 308 nm," Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125-130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Gord, J. R.

Grattan, K.

W. Wang, K. Grattan, A. Palmer, and W. Boyle, "Self-mixing interference inside a single-mode diode laser for optical sensing applications," J. Lightwave Technology 12, 1577-1587 (1994).
[CrossRef]

H¨ansch, T.

L. Ricci, M. Weidem¨uller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. K¨onig, and T. H¨ansch, "A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics," Opt. Commun. 117, 541-549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

T. H¨ansch and B. Couillaud, "Laser Frequency Stabilization by polarization spectroscopy of a reflecting reference cavity," Opt. Commun. 35, 441-444 (1980).
[CrossRef]

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]

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 308 nm," Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125-130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, S. F.

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 308 nm," Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125-130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hemmerich, A.

L. Ricci, M. Weidem¨uller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. K¨onig, and T. H¨ansch, "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]

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 308 nm," Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125-130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K¨onig, W.

L. Ricci, M. Weidem¨uller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. K¨onig, and T. H¨ansch, "A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics," Opt. Commun. 117, 541-549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kaminski, C. F.

Keyes, R. J.

T. M. Quist, R. H. Rediker, R. J. Keyes,W. E. Krag, B. Lax, A. L. McWhorter, and H. J. Zeigler, "Semiconductor maser of GaAs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 91-92 (1962).
[CrossRef]

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]

Kobayashi, K.

R. Lang and K. Kobayashi, "External optical feedback effects on semiconductor injection laser properties," IEEE J. Quantum Electr. 16, 347-355 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Krag, W. E.

T. M. Quist, R. H. Rediker, R. J. Keyes,W. E. Krag, B. Lax, A. L. McWhorter, and H. J. Zeigler, "Semiconductor maser of GaAs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 91-92 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Lang, R.

R. Lang and K. Kobayashi, "External optical feedback effects on semiconductor injection laser properties," IEEE J. Quantum Electr. 16, 347-355 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Lasher, G.

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

Lax, B.

T. M. Quist, R. H. Rediker, R. J. Keyes,W. E. Krag, B. Lax, A. L. McWhorter, and H. J. Zeigler, "Semiconductor maser of GaAs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 91-92 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Littman, M. G.

Liu, K.

Lucht, R. P.

McWhorter, A. L.

T. M. Quist, R. H. Rediker, R. J. Keyes,W. E. Krag, B. Lax, A. L. McWhorter, and H. J. Zeigler, "Semiconductor maser of GaAs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 91-92 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Nathan, M. I.

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

Palmer, A.

W. Wang, K. Grattan, A. Palmer, and W. Boyle, "Self-mixing interference inside a single-mode diode laser for optical sensing applications," J. Lightwave Technology 12, 1577-1587 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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 308 nm," Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125-130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Quist, T. M.

T. M. Quist, R. H. Rediker, R. J. Keyes,W. E. Krag, B. Lax, A. L. McWhorter, and H. J. Zeigler, "Semiconductor maser of GaAs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 91-92 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Rediker, R. H.

T. M. Quist, R. H. Rediker, R. J. Keyes,W. E. Krag, B. Lax, A. L. McWhorter, and H. J. Zeigler, "Semiconductor maser of GaAs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 91-92 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Ricci, L.

L. Ricci, M. Weidem¨uller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. K¨onig, and T. H¨ansch, "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 308 nm," Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125-130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Roy, S.

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]

Vuletic, V.

L. Ricci, M. Weidem¨uller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. K¨onig, and T. H¨ansch, "A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics," Opt. Commun. 117, 541-549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Walther, T.

Wang, W.

W. Wang, K. Grattan, A. Palmer, and W. Boyle, "Self-mixing interference inside a single-mode diode laser for optical sensing applications," J. Lightwave Technology 12, 1577-1587 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Weidem¨uller, M.

L. Ricci, M. Weidem¨uller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. K¨onig, and T. H¨ansch, "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]

Zeigler, H. J.

T. M. Quist, R. H. Rediker, R. J. Keyes,W. E. Krag, B. Lax, A. L. McWhorter, and H. J. Zeigler, "Semiconductor maser of GaAs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 91-92 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Zimmermann, C.

L. Ricci, M. Weidem¨uller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. K¨onig, and T. H¨ansch, "A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics," Opt. Commun. 117, 541-549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

J. W. Crowe and R. M. Craig, Jr., "GaAs laser linewidth measurements by heterodyne detection," Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 72-74 (1964).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Quist, R. H. Rediker, R. J. Keyes,W. E. Krag, B. Lax, A. L. McWhorter, and H. J. Zeigler, "Semiconductor maser of GaAs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 91-92 (1962).
[CrossRef]

M. I. Nathan, W. P. Dumke, G. Burns, F. H. DillJr., and G. Lasher, "Stimulated emission of radiation from GaAs p-n junctions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 1, 62-64 (1962).
[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 308 nm," Chem. Phys. Lett. 319, 125-130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electr. (1)

R. Lang and K. Kobayashi, "External optical feedback effects on semiconductor injection laser properties," IEEE J. Quantum Electr. 16, 347-355 (1980).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technology (1)

W. Wang, K. Grattan, A. Palmer, and W. Boyle, "Self-mixing interference inside a single-mode diode laser for optical sensing applications," J. Lightwave Technology 12, 1577-1587 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

L. Ricci, M. Weidem¨uller, T. Esslinger, A. Hemmerich, C. Zimmermann, V. Vuletic, W. K¨onig, and T. H¨ansch, "A compact grating-stabilized diode laser system for atomic physics," Opt. Commun. 117, 541-549 (1995).
[CrossRef]

T. H¨ansch and B. Couillaud, "Laser Frequency Stabilization by polarization spectroscopy of a reflecting reference cavity," Opt. Commun. 35, 441-444 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

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]

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 (6)

T. F¨uhrer and T. Walther (2009). To be published.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Setup of the ECDL, spectral and polarization diagnostics, and electronics. CL-collimation lens, G-grating, BS-beam sampler, PD-photodiode, PBS-polarizing beam splitter, FI-Faraday isolator, QWP-quarter waveplate, HWP-half waveplate, FPI-Fabry-Perot interferometer, PZT-piezo-electric transducer

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Stokes parameter S 1 and attenuated output power of the ECDL as measured with the polarimeter while the diode current was varied. The external cavity was held constant. The fast axis of the quarter waveplate was rotated about 50° relative to the original polarization of the laser diode.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Mode-hop free scan over 105 GHz at a scan rate of 11 Hz as measured with the Fabry-Perot etalon. The laser diode’s internal photo diode was used to measure the intensity. In addition, the voltage ramp applied to the piezo controller is shown.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Mode-hop free scan over 130 GHz as measured with the Fabry-Perot etalon. A NTC thermistor was used to measure the temperature of the laser diode. In addition, the locked voltage ramp of the piezo actuators is shown.

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