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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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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
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schkolnik, Vladimirinstitut für physik, humboldt-universität zu berlin, berlin, germanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Döringshoff, Klaushumboldt university berlin, germanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gutsch, Franz B.humboldt university berlin, germanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Oswald, Markusinstitut für optische systeme, university of applied sciences konstanz (htwg)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lezius, MatthiasMenlo Systems GmbHUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Holzwarth, RolandMenlo Systems GmbHUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kürbis, ChristianFerdinand-Braun-Institut,UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bawamia, A.ferdinand-braun-institut, gustav-kirchho�-str. 4, 12489 berlin, germanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Krutzik, Markushumboldt-universität zu berlinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Peters, A.humboldt univ., berlinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:EPJ Quantum Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
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:14 Dec 2019 04:23

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