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dc.contributor.advisor Vladan Vuletic. en_US Childress, Michael J en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US 2006-05-15T20:33:56Z 2006-05-15T20:33:56Z 2005 en_US 2005 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 24). en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper we discuss the construction of a narrow frequency-band laser with optical feedback. We use a distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser diode centered at the cesium D₂ transition wavelength, [gamma] = 852 nm. The linewidth of this diode is reduced by several orders of magnitude by means of optical feedback from an external cavity. The system is further stabilized by locking the path length between diode and cavity to optimize coupling between them. The absolute frequency of our laser is fixed by means of a delay line lock system that uses the beat note between our laser and a fixed reference laser to set our laser's frequency. We present both the theory behind these systems and data from our own setup. We then finally discuss potential uses of the narrow laser in atomic physics experiments, including detection of a single atom in an optical cavity. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Michael J. Childress. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Physics. en_US
dc.title Narrow frequency-band laser with optical feedback en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 61357073 en_US

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