We demonstrate an approach to create a stable erbium-fiber-based frequency comb at communication band by directly locking the combs to two rubidium atomic transitions resonances (electromagnetically induced transparency absorption and two-photon absorption), respectively. This approach directly transfers the precision and stability of the atomic transitions to the comb. With its distinguishing feature of compactness by removing the conventional octave-spanning spectrum and f-to-2f beating facilities and the ability to directly control the comb's frequency at the atomic transition frequency, this stable optical comb can be widely used in optical communication, frequency standard, and optical spectroscopy and microscopy.
A stable frequency comb directly referenced to rubidium electromagnetically induced transparency and two-photon transitions
Dong Hou, Jiutao Wu, Shuangyou Zhang, Quansheng Ren, Zhigang Zhang, Jianye Zhao; A stable frequency comb directly referenced to rubidium electromagnetically induced transparency and two-photon transitions. Appl. Phys. Lett. 17 March 2014; 104 (11): 111104. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4869025
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