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An Optical Absolute Frequency Reference For A Sounding Rocket Mission Based On Iodine

Döringshoff, Klaus and Schkolnik, Vladimir and Gutsch, Franz B. and Kovalchuk, Evgeny and Krutzik, Markus and Peters, A. and Oswald, Markus and Braxmaier, Claus and Schuldt, Thilo and Kürbis, Christian and Bawamia, A. and Krüger, Mandy and Smol, Robert and Wicht, Andreas and Lezius, Matthias and Holzwarth, Roland (2017) An Optical Absolute Frequency Reference For A Sounding Rocket Mission Based On Iodine. In: 2017 European Frequency and Time Forum. European Frequency and Time Forum, Besancan, Frankreich.

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Abstract

We present a compact absolute optical frequency reference based on hyperfine transitions in molecular iodine for application on a sounding rocket mission. It is based on a micro-integrated extended cavity diode laser at 1064 nm with integrated optical amplifier, fiber pigtailed second harmonic generation wave-guide modules, and a quasi-monolithic spectroscopy setup with operating electronics. This frequency reference 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. We aim for a fractional frequency instability of better than 3 × 10−14. 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/120154/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:An Optical Absolute Frequency Reference For A Sounding Rocket Mission Based On Iodine
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Döringshoff, KlausHumboldt University Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Schkolnik, VladimirInstitut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Gutsch, Franz B.humboldt university berlin, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Kovalchuk, EvgenyHumboldt University Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Krutzik, MarkusHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Peters, A.Humboldt Univ., BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Oswald, MarkusUniversität Bremen, ZARMUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, Clausclaus.braxmaier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schuldt, ThiloDLR-RY, BremenUNSPECIFIED
Kürbis, ChristianFerdinand-Braun-Institut,UNSPECIFIED
Bawamia, A.Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Gustav-Kirchho�-Str. 4, 12489 Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Krüger, MandyFerdinand-Braun-Institut,UNSPECIFIED
Smol, RobertFerdinand-Braun-Institut,UNSPECIFIED
Wicht, AndreasFerdinand-Braun-InstitutUNSPECIFIED
Lezius, MatthiasMenlo Systems GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Holzwarth, RolandMenlo Systems GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Journal or Publication Title:2017 European Frequency and Time Forum
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Laser applications; Spectroscopy; Laser stability; Space technology; Semiconductor lasers
Event Title:European Frequency and Time Forum
Event Location:Besancan, Frankreich
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systems Engineering Optische Systeme
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:27 Jun 2018 11:46
Last Modified:02 Oct 2018 12:09

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