Design of a compact diode laser system for dual-species atom interferometry with rubidium and potassium in space

O. Anton1, K. Döringshoff1, V. Schkolnik1, S. Kanthak1, C. Kürbis2, J. Große3, M. Elsen3, A. Wenzlawski4, M. Mihm4, P. Windpassinger4, M. Krutzik1, A. Peters1, and the MAIUS Team1,2,3,4,5

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Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (CLEO-PR), Singapore, Singapore, Jul.31 - Aug.4 (2017).

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We report on a micro-integrated high power diode laser based system for the MAIUS II/III missions. The lasersystem features fiber coupled and frequency stabilized external cavity diode lasers (ECDL) for laser cooling, Bose-Einsteincondensate (BEC) generation and dual species atom interferometry with rubidium and potassium on board a sounding rocket.

1 Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, HU Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2 Ferdinand-Braun Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, FBH, Berlin, Germany
3 Zentrum für angewandte Raumfahrttechnologie und Mikrogravitation, ZARM, Bremen, Germany
4 Institut für Physik, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, JGU Mainz, Mainz, Germany
5 Institut für Quantenoptik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, IQO, Hannover, Germany

Index Terms:

diode laser; micro-integration; atom interferometry; Bose-Einstein condensate; sounding rocket; rubidium; potassium.