Optical frequency generation using fiber Bragg grating filters for applications in portable quantum sensing

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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.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1257-1260
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number6
Early online date4 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2021