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Frequency stabilization of AlxGa1-xAs/GaAs lasers using magnetically induced birefringence in an atomic vapor
Author(s): W. David Lee; Joe C. Campbell
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Paper Abstract

Linewidth and frequency stability of a semiconductor laser are important parameters for coherent optical communications. Several groups have constructed optically stabilized semiconductor lasers (OSSL) using resonant optical feedback from a Fabry-Perot cavity. This technique requires active (electronic) control of the Fabry-Perot cavity to frequency lock the laser. We have developed a new OSSL incorporating a rubidium vapor cell immersed in a dc magnetic field as an optical feedback element. The OSSL optically self locks to sub-Doppler features of the rubidium spectrum without using electronic frequency control circuits.

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Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1365, Components for Fiber Optic Applications V, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24664
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W. David Lee, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Joe C. Campbell, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1365:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications V
Paul M. Kopera, Editor(s)

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