Beat note stabilization of mode-locked lasers for quantum information processing

R. Islam, W. C. Campbell, T. Choi, S. M. Clark, C. W.S. Conover, S. Debnath, E. E. Edwards, B. Fields, D. Hayes, D. Hucul, I. V. Inlek, K. G. Johnson, S. Korenblit, A. Lee, K. W. Lee, T. A. Manning, D. N. Matsukevich, J. Mizrahi, Q. Quraishi, C. SenkoJ. Smith, C. Monroe

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We stabilize a chosen radio frequency beat note between two optical fields derived from the same mode-locked laser pulse train in order to coherently manipulate quantum information. This scheme does not require access or active stabilization of the laser repetition rate. We implement and characterize this external lock, in the context of two-photon stimulated Raman transitions between the hyperfine ground states of trapped 171Yb+ quantum bits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3238-3241
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2014


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