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JOKARUS - design of a compact optical iodine frequency reference for a sounding rocket mission

Schkolnik, Vladimir and Döringshoff, Klaus and Gutsch, Franz B. and Oswald, Markus and Schuldt, Thilo and Braxmaier, Claus and Lezius, Matthias and Holzwarth, Roland and Kürbis, Christian and Bawamia, A. and Krutzik, Markus and Peters, A. (2017) JOKARUS - design of a compact optical iodine frequency reference for a sounding rocket mission. EPJ Quantum Technology. Springer. DOI: 10.1140/epjqt/s40507-017-0063-y ISSN 2196-0763

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Abstract

We present the design of a compact absolute optical frequency reference for space applications based on hyperfine transitions in molecular iodine with a targeted fractional frequency instability of better than 3 × 10–14 after 1 s. It is based on a micro-integrated extended cavity diode laser with integrated optical amplifier, fiber pigtailed second harmonic generation wave-guide modules, and a quasi-monolithic spectroscopy setup with operating electronics. The instrument described here is scheduled for launch end of 2017 aboard the TEXUS 54 sounding rocket as an important qualification step towards space application of iodine frequency references and related technologies. The payload will operate autonomously and its optical frequency will be compared to an optical frequency comb during its space flight.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112624/
Document Type:Article
Title:JOKARUS - design of a compact optical iodine frequency reference for a sounding rocket mission
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schkolnik, Vladimirinstitut für physik, humboldt-universität zu berlin, berlin, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Döringshoff, Klaushumboldt university berlin, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Gutsch, Franz B.humboldt university berlin, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Oswald, Markusinstitut für optische systeme, university of applied sciences konstanz (htwg)UNSPECIFIED
Schuldt, Thilothilo.schuldt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, Clausclaus.braxmaier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lezius, MatthiasMenlo Systems GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Holzwarth, RolandMenlo Systems GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Kürbis, ChristianFerdinand-Braun-Institut,UNSPECIFIED
Bawamia, A.ferdinand-braun-institut, gustav-kirchho�-str. 4, 12489 berlin, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Krutzik, Markushumboldt-universität zu berlinUNSPECIFIED
Peters, A.humboldt univ., berlinUNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Journal or Publication Title:EPJ Quantum Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1140/epjqt/s40507-017-0063-y
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:2196-0763
Status:Published
Keywords:frequency reference, spectroscopy, space technology, sounding rocket, iodine reference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:08 Jun 2017 10:38
Last Modified:21 Sep 2019 05:05

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