A method for the agile generation of the optical frequencies required for laser cooling and atom interferometry of rubidium is demonstrated. It relies on fiber Bragg grating technology to filter the output of an electro-optic modulator and was demonstrated in an alignment-free, single-seed, frequency-doubled fiber laser system. The system was capable of frequency switching over a 30 GHz range in less than 40 ns, with ∼0.5W output power and amplitude modulation with a ∼15ns rise/fall time and an extinction ratio exceeding 80 dB. The technology is ideal for enabling high-bandwidth, mobile industrial, and space applications of quantum technologies.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics