Abstract

We present a extended-cavity diode laser (ECDL) with kilohertz linewidth by optical feedback from a monolithic folded Fabry–Perot cavity (MFC). In our experiments, an MFC replaces the retroreflecting mirror in the traditional ECDL configuration. Beat-note measurements between this MFC-ECDL and a narrow-linewidth reference laser are performed and demonstrate that the linewidth of this MFC-ECDL is about 6.8kHz. Phase locking of this MFC-ECDL to the reference laser is achieved with a unity gain as small as 10.2kHz.

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L. Ye, L. Yi-Ge, Z. Yang, W. Qiang, W. Shao-Kai, Y. Tao, C. Jian-Ping, L. Tian-Chu, F. Zhan-Jun, and Z. Er-Jun, Chin. Phys. Lett. 27, 074208.

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T. W. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441(1980).
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W. H. Richardson, S. Machida, and Y. Yamamoto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2867 (1991).
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C. E. Wieman and L. Hollberg, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1 (1991).
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H. S. Margolis, G. P. Barwood, G. Huang, H. A. Klein, S. N. Lea, K. Szymaniec, and P. Gill, Science 306, 1355(2004).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Scheme of the MFC. (b) Schematic of the MFC-ECDL setup: LD, laser diode; Col, collimator; HWP, half-wave plate; QWP, quarter-wave plate; G, grating; PZT1, PZT2, piezoelectric transducer; MFC, monolithic folded F-P cavity; M, mirror; AP, aperture; Det1, Det2, photodetectors; and Mon, monitor beam.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectrum of the beat note between the MFC-ECDL laser and a reference laser. (a) The beat note in logarithmic scale with an RBW of 10 kHz and a span of 5 MHz , and the skirts of the measurement data are fitted with a Lorentzian curve of 6.8 kHz FWHM. (b) The beat note in linear scale is averaged for 10 measurements with an RBW of 1 kHz and a sweep rate of 92.2 ms / 500 kHz , and its FWHM is 3.8 kHz .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Setup of the phase-locking loop: Mirror, high-reflective mirror; BS, beam splitter; APD, avalanche photodiode; PFD, phase-frequency detector.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Spectrum of the beat note of the two lasers by phase locking with the RBW of 5 kHz and span of 5 MHz . Inset, high-resolution spectrum of the beat note with RBW of 10 Hz and span of 2 kHz . (b) Beat-note signal power at the carrier frequency with the different spectrum analyzer RBW from 10 Hz to 3 MHz .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Single-sided phase noise spectrum. A, in free-running mode. B, in phase-locking mode with the unity-gain frequency of 10.2 kHz . C, phase noise of the signal generator.

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