Extreme nonlinear response of ultranarrow optical transitions in cavity QED for laser stabilization

  title={Extreme nonlinear response of ultranarrow optical transitions in cavity QED for laser stabilization},
  author={M. J. Martin and Dominic Meiser and Jan W. Thomsen and Jun Ye and Murray J. Holland},
  journal={Physical Review A},
Weexplorethepotentialofdirectspectroscopyofultranarrowopticaltransitionsofatomslocalizedinanoptical cavity. In contrast to stabilization against a reference cavity, which is the approach currently used for the most highly stabilized lasers, stabilization against an atomic transition does not suffer from Brownian thermal noise. Spectroscopy of ultranarrow optical transitions in a cavity operates in a very highly saturated regime in which nonlinear effects such as bistability play an important… 

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