Advertisement

Frequency Comparison and Absolute Frequency Measurement of I2-stabilized Lasers at 532 nm

  • A. Yu. Nevsky
  • R. Holzwarth
  • J. Reichert
  • Th. Udem
  • T. W. Hänsch
  • J. von Zanthier
  • H. Walther
  • H. Schnatz
  • F. Riehle
  • P. V. Pokasov
  • M. N. Skvortsov
  • S. N. Bagayev
Chapter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 570)

Abstract

We present a frequency comparison and an absolute frequency measurement of two independent I2-stabilized frequency-doubled Nd:YAG lasers at 532 nm, one set up at the Institute of Laser Physics, No vosibirsk, Russia, the other at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany. The absolute frequency of the I2-stabilized lasers was determined using a CH4-stabilized He-Ne laser as a reference. This laser had been calibrated prior to the measurement by an atomic cesium fountain clock. The frequency chain linking phase-coherently the two frequencies made use of the frequency comb of a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire femtosecond laser where the comb mode separation was controlled by a local cesium atomic clock. A new value for the R(56)32-0:a10 component, recommended by the Comité International des Poids et Mesures (CIPM) for the realization of the metre [1], was obtained with reduced uncertainty. Absolute frequencies of the R(56)32-0 and P(54)32-0 iodine absorp tion lines together with the hyperfine line separations were measured.

Keywords

Frequency Comb Iodine Cell Color Center Laser Sapphire Femtosecond Laser Frequency Chain 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Recommendation adopted by the Comité International des Poids et Messures at its 86th meeting: T. J. Quinn: Metrologia 30,523 (1993/1994); T. Quinn: Metrologia 36 211 (1999)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    H. Darnedde, W. R. C. Rowley, F. Bertinetto, Y. Millerioux, H. Haitjema, S. Wetzels, H. Piree, E. Prieto, M. Mar Perez, B. Vaucher, A. Chartier, and J.-M. Chartier: Metrologia 36,199 (1999)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    M. Eickhoff and J. L. Hall: IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 44,155 (1995)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    R. Storz, C. Braxmeier, K. Jäck, O. Pradl, and S. Schiller: Opt. Lett. 23,1031 (1998)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    A. Arie, S. Schiller, E. K. Gustafson, and R. L. Byer: Opt. Lett. 17, 1204 (1992)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    A. Arie and R. L. Byer: J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10,1990 (1993)ADSGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    J. Ye, L. Robertsson, S. Picard, L.-S. Ma, and J. L. Hall: IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 48, 544 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    P. A. Jungner, S. Swartz, M. Eickhoff, J. Ye, J. L. Hall, and S. Waltman: IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 44, 151 (1995)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    J. L. Hall, L.-S. Ma, M. Taubman, B. Tiemann, F.-L. Hong, O. Pfister, and J. Ye: IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 48, 583 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    S. A. Diddams, D. J. Jones, Jun Ye, S. T. Cundiff, J. L. Hall, J. K. Ranka, R. S. Windeler, R. Holzwarth, Th. Udem, T. W. Hänsch: Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5102 (2000); D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka,A. Stentz,R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall,St. T. Cundiff: Science 288, 635 (2000)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    J. L. Hall, et al., this edition, p p. 125–144Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    P. Cordiale, G. Galzerano, and H. Schnatz: Metrologia 37, 177 (2000)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  13. 14.
    R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward: Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  14. 15.
    S. Gerstenkorn and P. Luc: “Atlas du spectre d’absorption de la molecule d’iode 14800–20000 cm-1”. Complement: Identification des transitions du systeme (B-X), Ed itions du CNRS,P aris (1985)Google Scholar
  15. 16.
    F. Bayer-Helms, J. M. Chartier, J. Helmcke, and A. Wallard: PTB Bericht ME-17, 139 (1977)Google Scholar
  16. 17.
    S. N. Bagayev, A. K. Dmitriyev, and P. V. Pokasov: Laser Physics 7, 989 (1997)Google Scholar
  17. 18.
    Th. Udem, A. Huber, B. Gross, J. Reichert, M. Prevedelli, M. Weitz, and T. W. Hänsch: Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2646 (1997)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  18. 19.
    P. Pokasov et al.: to be publishedGoogle Scholar
  19. 20.
    M. Niering, R. Holzwarth, J. Reichert, P. Pokasov, Th. Udem, M. Weitz, T. W. Hänsch, P. Lemonde, G. Santarelli, M. Abgrall, P. Laurent, C. Salomon, and A. Clairon: Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5496 (2000)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  20. 21.
    J. Reichert, M. Niering, R. Holzwarth, M. Weitz, Th. Udem, and T.W. Hänsch: Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3232 (2000)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  21. 22.
    J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, Th. Udem, and T.W. Hänsch: Opt. Comm. 172, 59 (1999)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  22. 23.
    H. R. Telle, D. Meschede, and T. W. Hänsch: Opt. Lett. 15, 532 (1990)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. 24.
    J. von Zanthier, Th. Becker, M. Eichenseer, A. Yu. Nevsky, Ch. Schwedes, E. Peik, H. Walther, R. Holzwarth, J. Reichert, Th. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, P. V. Pokasov, M. N. Skvortsov, and S.N. Bagayev: Opt. Lett.,to be published; Th. Becker, M. Eichenseer, A. Yu. Nevsky, E. Peik, Ch. Schwedes, M. N. Skvortsov, J. von Zanthier, and H. Walther: this edition,p p. 545–553Google Scholar
  24. 26.
    J.-M. Chartier, S. Picard-Fredin, and A. Chartier: Metrologia 29, 361 (1992)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yu. Nevsky
    • 1
    • 3
  • R. Holzwarth
    • 1
  • J. Reichert
    • 1
  • Th. Udem
    • 1
  • T. W. Hänsch
    • 1
  • J. von Zanthier
    • 1
  • H. Walther
    • 1
  • H. Schnatz
    • 2
  • F. Riehle
    • 2
  • P. V. Pokasov
    • 3
  • M. N. Skvortsov
    • 3
  • S. N. Bagayev
    • 3
  1. 1.Sektion Physik der Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversität München and Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Physikalisch-Technische BundesanstaltBraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Laser PhysicsNovosibirskRussia

Personalised recommendations