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Chin. Phys. B, 2015, Vol. 24(10): 104211    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/24/10/104211
ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, ACOUSTICS, HEAT TRANSFER, CLASSICAL MECHANICS, AND FLUID DYNAMICS Prev   Next  

Arbitrary frequency stabilization of a diode laser based on visual Labview PID VI and sound card output

Feng Guo-Sheng, Wu Ji-Zhou, Wang Xiao-Feng, Zheng Ning-Xuan, Li Yu-Qing, Ma Jie, Xiao Lian-Tuan, Jia Suo-Tang
State Key Laboratory of Quantum Optics and Quantum Optics Devices, Instiute of Laser Spectroscopy, College of Physics and Electronics Engineering, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China
Abstract  We report a robust method of directly stabilizing a grating feedback diode laser to an arbitrary frequency in a large range. The error signal, induced from the difference between the frequency measured by a wavelength meter and the preset target frequency, is fed back to the piezoelectric transducer module of the diode laser via a sound card in the computer. A visual Labview procedure is developed to realize a feedback system. In our experiment the frequency drift of the diode laser is reduced to 8 MHz within 25 min. The robust scheme can be adapted to realize the arbitrary frequency stabilization for many other kinds of lasers.
Keywords:  frequency stabilization      Labview PID VI      diode laser      target frequency     
Received:  14 February 2015      Published:  05 October 2015
PACS:  42.60.Fc (Modulation, tuning, and mode locking)  
  42.79.-e (Optical elements, devices, and systems)  
  43.38.Lc (Amplifiers, attenuators, and audio controls)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2012CB921603), the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University of Ministry of Education of China (Grant No. IRT13076), the Major Research Plan of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 91436108), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61378014, 61308023, 61378015, and 11434007), the Fund for Fostering Talents in Basic Science of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. J1103210), the New Teacher Fund of the Ministry of Education of China (Grant No. 20131401120012), and the Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of Shanxi Province, China (Grant No. 2013021005-1).
Corresponding Authors:  Wu Ji-Zhou, Ma Jie     E-mail:  wujz@sxu.edu.cn;mj@sxu.edu.cn

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Feng Guo-Sheng, Wu Ji-Zhou, Wang Xiao-Feng, Zheng Ning-Xuan, Li Yu-Qing, Ma Jie, Xiao Lian-Tuan, Jia Suo-Tang Arbitrary frequency stabilization of a diode laser based on visual Labview PID VI and sound card output 2015 Chin. Phys. B 24 104211

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