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Active reduction of frequency jitter in single-frequency ion lasers
Author(s): John P. Ekstrand; Steven C. Guggenheimer
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Paper Abstract

One of the advantages of commercial ion lasers is their ability to produce high power cw output in a single longitudinal mode. When running in a single longitudinal mode, the short- term frequency 'jitter' (< 1 sec) is determined primarily by cavity vibration induced by water flow in the laser head. Using a piezo electric transducer to control the cavity length, we reduce the water-induced jitter by factors of up to 10.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1837, Frequency-Stabilized Lasers and Their Applications, (30 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.143660
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John P. Ekstrand, Spectra-Physics Lasers (United States)
Steven C. Guggenheimer, Spectra-Physics Lasers, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1837:
Frequency-Stabilized Lasers and Their Applications
Y. C. Chung, Editor(s)

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