Systems and Hardware for Cavity-Stabilized Lasers

Complete Systems

Everything needed for a frequency stabilized optical source. The laser source, cavity, housing, mount, optics, electronics, and full performance characterization with performance warranty. Systems are delivered with a modest timeframe beyond cavity fabrication, and professional installation and training ensures systems are functional upon delivery. SLS systems are the fastest path to successful experiments.

Integrated Stabilized Laser Systems : SLS-INT-1550-100-X

This stabilized laser offers excellent stability with the convenience of a rackmount box and push-button locking. We've integrated a high-finesse Fabry-Perot cavity, a temperature-controlled vacuum housing, vacuum pump, optics, input laser, and control electronics into a rackmount box, while maintaining the frequency stability for which our products are known. Frequency noise linear spectral density can be specified as meeting either 3 Hz/√Hz in a 3U high enclosure, or 1 Hz/√Hz in a 6U enclosure. Either system is ideal for applications such as microwave generation and laser radar. This product line features maximizes ease of use: Once the laser has been tuned to be coincident with the cavity frequency, a single-switch lock function engages the loop filter to stabilize the laser. An easy-to-read front panel displays laser current and temperature, cavity temperature, reflected power from the cavity, and loop filter and vacuum parameters, with analog outputs for transmitted cavity power, error signal, and ramp sync signal. A fiber pigtail output and monitor panel software for laser control make the system easy to integrate and use.

Everything about the integrated frequency stabilized laser system has been designed to deliver the best performance in the most convenient way, from low power consumption and optional battery backup, to the onboard display. We put all of our experience into each system so that you can spend your time on your experiments, not your equipment. Our systems give you the frequency you need – guaranteed.

1 Hz system full specification (pdf) ➤

3 Hz system full specification (pdf) ➤

  • The system will arrive aligned and under vacuum. The ion pump is delivered under battery power to minimize the need for additional pumps after shipping or movement of the system.
  • Coming soon: Auto-lock eliminates manual tuning of the laser to the cavity frequency to provide a true turn-key solution for Hz-level requirements. Should the unit be bumped or jarred, automatic re-lock will engage to re-stabilize the laser.

Turnkey 1Hz linewidth stabilized laser

1 Hz Rack-mounted stabilized laser : SLS-INT-1550-100-1.

Turnkey 3Hz linewidth stabilized laser

3 Hz Rack-mounted stabilized laser : SLS-INT-1550-100-3.

 

Breadboard Stabilized Laser Systems : SLS-XXX-300-1

Our user friendly laser systems are the first of their kind in the field. The system is fully characterized before leaving our facility. Professional installation and training of users results in rapid realization of high-performance frequency stabilized laser. With a quality high stability laser at its core, each system boasts a fully characterized ATFilms cavity mounted in a perfectly matched vacuum housing that is thermally controlled and monitored. Vibration isolation ensures rock-solid frequency stability. We offer systems with a stabilized laser linewidth of 1 Hz or better, with less than 30 kHz of daily drift at room temperature. Thermal expansion of the cavity is measured to find about the zero expansion temperature, to minimize the frequency drift from temperature instabilities. We also custom design a system to your exact needs, at wavelengths ranging from the visible through the near-IR.

Outputs: PDH Error signal, Reflected power from the cavity, Transmitted power from the cavity with camera image (for systems < 1100 nm), Vacuum pressure, Vacuum housing temperature

Full specification (pdf) ➤

Monitor of turnkey frequency-stabilzed laser system

Monitor of turnkey frequency-stabilzed laser system Turnkey frequency-stabilzed laser system

Turnkey frequency-stabilzed laser system

Complete frequency stabilized laser system, including cavity, vacuum housing, optics, laser, vibration isolated breadboard, and all electronics.