Abstract

We report a subkilohertz-linewidth distributed-feedback diode laser that is optical-feedback locked to a highly stable V-shaped cavity with drift rates below 20Hz/s. This source is continuously tunable over 1 THz around 1590 nm by selecting a cavity mode and using an innovative single-sideband modulation scheme, which allows for frequency shifting over up to 40 GHz with millihertz accuracy. This robust setup achieves high performance without advanced vibration isolation and will be a powerful tool for metrological applications, in particular a redetermination of the Boltzmann constant by molecular spectroscopy.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

A. D. Ludlow, X. Huang, M. Notcutt, T. Zanon-Willette, S. M. Foreman, M. M. Boyd, S. Blatt, and J. Ye, Opt. Lett. 32, 641 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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B. C. Young, F. C. Cruz, W. M. Itano, and J. C. Bergquist, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3799 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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Zanon-Willette, T.

Zhao, Y.

Zimmermann, C.

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R. Engelbrecht, B. Lins, P. Zinn, R. Buchtal, and B. Schmauss, Appl. Phys. B 109, 441 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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Appl. Phys. B

J. Morville, S. Kassi, M. Chenevier, and D. Romanini, Appl. Phys. B 80, 1027 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. Engelbrecht, B. Lins, P. Zinn, R. Buchtal, and B. Schmauss, Appl. Phys. B 109, 441 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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P. Laurent, A. Clairon, and C. Breant, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 1131 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. Izutsu, S. Shikama, and T. Sueta, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 17, 2225 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics

T. Kessler, C. Hagemann, C. Grebing, T. Legero, U. Sterr, F. Riehle, M. Martin, L. Chen, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 6, 687 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

C. Daussy, M. Guinet, A. Amy-Klein, K. Djerroud, Y. Hermier, S. Briaudeau, C. J. Bordé, and C. Chardonnet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 250801 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic sketch of the experimental setup. PZT, piezoelectric transducer; νn, reference cavity resonance frequency; νRF, driving RF.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Highly stable V-shaped cavity.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Locked laser frequency response to vacuum chamber temperature change (thin curve).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

MZM output power spectrum analyzed with a scanning cavity (*, transverse modes) for bad (light gray curve) and optimal (dark curve) control voltages.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Frequency noise PSD of the single-sideband light measured by means of the Super Invar etalon. The shaded area A corresponds to a laser linewidth Δν=8ln(2)A [12].

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φ=arcsin(2δν/Δ).
ν˙=ναΔT/τ,

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