Accession Number:

ADA626644

Title:

A Laser Stabilization System for Rydberg Atom Physics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 2013-31 Jul 2014

Corporate Author:

OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-09-06

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

We purchased 2 dual wavelength ultrastable ultralow expansion glass cavities along with optics and electronics to stabilize 2 different laser systems used for DoD projects. The systems were constructed so that narrow bandwidth and stable long term locking could be achieved for 2 photon Rydberg atom excitation. Both systems were offset locked using a high bandwidth resonant electro-optic modulator so that the laser systems can be frequency tuned. Both systems have achieved spectral linewidths of less than 50 kHz and long term drift of less than 100 kHz per day.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE