Université de Neuchâtel

Tuneable, stabilised diode lasers for compact atomic frequency standards and precision wavelength references

Affolderbach, Christoph ; Mileti, Gaetano

In: Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 2005, vol. 43, no. 3-5, p. 291-302

We describe the ongoing activities in Observatoire Cantonal de Neuchâtel in the fields of precision laser spectroscopy and metrology of Rb atomic vapours. The work is motivated by the potentials of highly stable and narrowband laser light sources for a variety of technical and scientific applications. We describe the use of extended-cavity diode lasers for the realisation of such narrowband...