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A low‐noise high‐speed diode laser current controller

Libbrecht, K. G. and Hall, J. L. (1993) A low‐noise high‐speed diode laser current controller. Review of Scientific Instruments, 64 (8). pp. 2133-2135. ISSN 0034-6748.

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We describe a new diode laser current controller which features low current noise, excellent dc stability, and the capacity for high‐speed modulation. While it is simple and inexpensive to construct, the controller compares favorably with the best presently available commercial diode laser current controllers.

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Additional Information:© 1993 American Institute of Physics. Received 15 March 1993; accepted 26 March 1993. We enthusiastically thank Professor H. J. Kimble for his generous hospitality and interest in this work. JLH would also like to thank the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program for the opportunity to participate in this work at Caltech. KGL is supported in part by an AT&T Special Purpose Grant, and by a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. JLH is supported in part at JILA by the National Institute of Standards under its program of precision metrology research for future standards applications, and by the Office of Naval Research, the Office of Air Force Research, and the National Science Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:Laser diodes; electric currents; stability; electric controllers; design
Classification Code:PACS: 42.55.Px; 42.60.Da; 84.30.Jc
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Official Citation:A low-noise high-speed diode laser current controller K. G. Libbrecht and J. L. Hall, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 64, 2133 (1993), DOI:10.1063/1.1143949
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