Theory and experiment of miniaturized laser source for accurate timing applications

Xuming Zhang, A. Q. Liu, H. Cai, Chao Lu, D. Y. Tang

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This paper presents the theoretical and experimental results of an injection-locked laser (ILL) device constructed by the MEMS technology to provide a wavelength-stabilized laser source for the applications of accurate time keeping. The device mainly consists of a MEMS tunable laser and a FP laser chip by a scheme of external injection. The combination of the injection locking and the MEMS technology produces a stabilized wavelength (< ±0.001 nm) at a small size (3 mm × 2 mm × 0.6 mm); both are crucial for portable atomic clocks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth IEEE Conference on Sensors 2005
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventFourth IEEE Conference on Sensors 2005 - Irvine, CA, United States
Duration: 31 Oct 20053 Nov 2005


ConferenceFourth IEEE Conference on Sensors 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityIrvine, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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