Many experiments in atomic and molecular physics require simultaneous frequency stabilization of multiple lasers. We present a stabilization scheme based on a scanning transfer cavity lock that is simple, stable, and easily scalable to many lasers at minimal cost. The scheme is based on the Red Pitaya STEMlab platform, with custom software developed and implemented to achieve up to 100 Hz bandwidth. As an example demonstration, we realize simultaneous stabilization of up to four lasers and a reduction of long-term drifts to well below 1 MHz/h. This meets typical requirements, e.g., for experiments on laser cooling of molecules.
A scalable scanning transfer cavity laser stabilization scheme based on the Red Pitaya STEMlab platform
E. Pultinevicius, M. Rockenhäuser, F. Kogel, P. Groß, T. Garg, O. E. Prochnow, T. Langen; A scalable scanning transfer cavity laser stabilization scheme based on the Red Pitaya STEMlab platform. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 October 2023; 94 (10): 103004. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0169021
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