Two-color rubidium fiber frequency standard

Christopher Perrella, Philip Light, James Anstie, Frederick Baynes, F. Benabid, Andre Luiten

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Abstract

We demonstrate an optical frequency standard based on rubidium vapor loaded within a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. We use the 5S 1/2 → 5D5/2 two-photon transition, excited with two lasers at 780 and 776 nm. The sum-frequency of these lasers is stabilized to this transition using modulation transfer spectroscopy, demonstrating a fractional frequency stability of 9.8 × 10-12 at 1 s. The current performance limitations are presented, along with a path to improving the performance by an order of magnitude. This technique will deliver a compact, robust standard with potential applications in commercial and industrial environments. © 2013 Optical Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2122-2124
JournalOptics Letters
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Perrella, C., Light, P., Anstie, J., Baynes, F., Benabid, F., & Luiten, A. (2013). Two-color rubidium fiber frequency standard. Optics Letters, 38(12), 2122-2124. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002122
Perrella, Christopher ; Light, Philip ; Anstie, James ; Baynes, Frederick ; Benabid, F. ; Luiten, Andre. / Two-color rubidium fiber frequency standard. In: Optics Letters. 2013 ; Vol. 38, No. 12. pp. 2122-2124.
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Perrella, C, Light, P, Anstie, J, Baynes, F, Benabid, F & Luiten, A 2013, 'Two-color rubidium fiber frequency standard' Optics Letters, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 2122-2124. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002122

Two-color rubidium fiber frequency standard. / Perrella, Christopher; Light, Philip; Anstie, James; Baynes, Frederick; Benabid, F.; Luiten, Andre.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 38, No. 12, 2013, p. 2122-2124.

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