31 May 2013 Miniature, compact laser system for ultracold atom sensors
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As ultracold atom sensors begin to see their way to the field, there is a growing need for small, accurate, and robust laser systems to cool and manipulate atoms for sensing applications such as magnetometers, gravimeters, atomic clocks and inertial sensing. In this paper we present a frequency-agile, butterfly packaged laser source, absolutely referenced to an atomic transition. We also present the entire laser system, including a fiber-coupled optical amplifier and liquid crystal shutters, replacing a laboratory table’s worth of optics with a system the size of a paperback novel.
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J. M. Pino, J. M. Pino, B. Luey, B. Luey, S. Bickman, S. Bickman, M. H. Anderson, M. H. Anderson, "Miniature, compact laser system for ultracold atom sensors", Proc. SPIE 8720, Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments IV, 872016 (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015159; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2015159


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