Abstract

A novel form of extended-cavity diode laser attains robust tunable single-frequency operation with narrow linewidth. The laser cavity includes a self-pumped photorefractive phase-conjugate reflector for wavelength-adaptive narrowband feedback and a compact high-finesse tunable intracavity ring filter for single-longitudinal-mode selectivity and control. Its performance around 830nm is verified with a simple Fabry–Perot laser diode and by Doppler-free two-photon spectroscopy in atomic cesium.

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Opt. Express (1)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Novel optical feedback scheme for diode laser frequency stabilization and tuning based on wavelength-selective SPPC reflection by a PR crystal and intracavity SLM filtering.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Laser wavelength (top curve) follows the resonance of the intracavity ring filter, which is tuned by an analog PZT voltage (bottom curve). The laser wavelength scans smoothly for small changes of the filter resonance and then hops forward to the next longitudinal mode of the extended laser cavity.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dependence of laser output wavelength (top curve) as the length of the extended laser cavity is varied by means of the PZT voltage (lower curve). The laser wavelength scans smoothly around the resonance of the ring filter for small changes of cavity length then hops back to the next mode of the laser cavity as it approaches the filter resonance. The small steps of 0.1 pm in the wavelength reading are due to wavemeter resolution.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Doppler-free two-photon-excitation spectrum of the 8 S 6 S , F = 4 hyperfine transition of atomic Cs, recorded by tuning radiation from the extended-cavity cw diode laser ( 822.4689 nm , 3 mW ), together with a Lorentzian fit.

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