Abstract

We report on the development of a frequency modulatable 795 nm semiconductor laser based on self-injection locking to a high-quality-factor whispering-gallery-mode microresonator. The laser is characterized by residual amplitude modulation below 80dB and frequency noise better than 300Hz/Hz1/2 at offset frequencies ranging from 100 Hz to 10 MHz. The frequency modulation speed and span of the laser exceed 1 MHz and 4 GHz, respectively. Locking of the laser to the Doppler-free saturated absorption resonance of the Rb87 D1 line is demonstrated and relative frequency stability better than 1012 is measured for integration time spanning from 1 s to 1 day. The architecture demonstrated in this study is suitable for the realization of frequency modulatable lasers at any wavelength.

© 2015 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
On acceleration sensitivity of 2  μm whispering gallery mode-based semiconductor self-injection locked laser

Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Danny Eliyahu, Brandon Heist, Andrey B. Matsko, Mahmood Bagheri, Clifford Frez, and Siamak Forouhar
Appl. Opt. 58(9) 2138-2145 (2019)

Evaluations of frequency shift and stability in rubidium vapor stabilized semiconductor lasers

Hiroyuki Furuta and Motoichi Ohtsu
Appl. Opt. 28(17) 3737-3743 (1989)

Stability transfer at 1.5  μm for metrological applications using a commercial optical cavity

Amine Chaouche Ramdane, Pierre Grüning, Vincent Roncin, and Frédéric Du-Burck
Appl. Opt. 56(1) 8-14 (2017)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (22)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription