Precision Electro-Optic, Waveguide, and Laser Technologies

Laser Frequency Stabilization

Controlling and stabilizing the frequency of a laser beam is of general utility.  Examples of specific applications for this include:

  • Atmospheric physics
  • Atom interferometry, rotation & acceleration
  • Atom lithography and optical dipole traps
  • Atomic fountains
  • Bose Einstein condensate
  • Coherent manipulation of ions
  • Degenerate Fermi gas
  • Degenerate gases in optical lattices simulating solid state physics
  • Dipole interaction and dipole blockade
  • Doppler cooling
  • Electric field measurement
  • Fundamental constants and tests of fundamental theories
  • Ion traps
  • Ionization of neutral atoms
  • Laser cooling of trapped ions
  • Magneto-cardiography
  • Magneto-encephalography
  • Magneto-optical trapping (MOT)
  • Molecular and atomic spectroscopy
  • Non-linear magneto-optical rotation for B-field measurement
  • Optical pumping
  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum teleportation
  • Raman cooling and exotic laser cooling schemes
  • Rydberg excitation for quantum optics
  • Sisyphus / polarization gradient cooling & optical molasses
  • Sources for single or entangled photons
  • Time & frequency
  • Tuning interactions in degenerate gases