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High-level accuracy measurement of the absolute frequency of the red He-Ne/I2 laser stabilized
Author(s): Jean-Jacques Zondy; M. Abed; Ouali Acef; D. G. Rovera; A. H. Gerard; Andre Clairon; Phillipe Laurent; Yves P. Millerioux; Patrick Juncar
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Paper Abstract

We have built an optical frequency synthesis chain starting from our laboratory-measured reference at 29 THz (CO2/OsO4 laser) to measure with a more than 10 fold improved accuracy the frequency of a He-Ne laser locked on a hyperfine transition of Iodine. The result of the measurement of the laser locked on the 'f' component of (127)R11-5 transition is (nu) equals 473 612 353 586.9 +/- 5 kHz. ((Delta) (nu) /(nu) equals 1. 10-11). The uncertainty found is only limited by the reproducibility of that standard laser. Our chain is potentially capable of measuring optical frequencies from the visible to near IR range with an accuracy level of 10-12, which is presently limited by our reference accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1837, Frequency-Stabilized Lasers and Their Applications, (30 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.143693
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Jacques Zondy, Observatoire de Paris (France)
M. Abed, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Ouali Acef, Observatoire de Paris (France)
D. G. Rovera, Observatoire de Paris (France)
A. H. Gerard, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Andre Clairon, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Phillipe Laurent, LUS/ETCA (France)
Yves P. Millerioux, INM/BNM (France)
Patrick Juncar, INM/BNM (France)

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

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