High-performance iodine fiber frequency standard


Lurie, A., Baynes, F. N., Anstie, J. D., Light, P. S., Benabid, F., Stace, T. M. and Luiten, A. N., 2011. High-performance iodine fiber frequency standard. Optics Letters, 36 (24), pp. 4776-4778.

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    We have constructed a compact and robust optical frequency standard based around iodine vapor loaded into the core of a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber (HC-PCF). A 532nm laser was frequency locked to one hyperfine component of the R(56) 32-0 127I2 transition using modulation transfer spectroscopy. The stabilized laser demonstrated a frequency stability of 2.3 10-12 at 1 s, almost an order of magnitude better than previously reported for a laser stabilized to a gas-filled HC-PCF. This limit is set by the shot noise in the detection system. We present a discussion of the current limitations to the performance and a route to improve the performance by more than an order of magnitude.


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    CreatorsLurie, A., Baynes, F. N., Anstie, J. D., Light, P. S., Benabid, F., Stace, T. M. and Luiten, A. N.
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    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Physics
    Research CentresCentre for Photonics and Photonic Materials
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