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Frequency-stability measurements of two nonplanar ring oscillators independently stabilized to two Fabry-Perot interferometers
Author(s): Nicholas M. Sampas; R. Liu; Eric K. Gustafson; Robert L. Byer
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Paper Abstract

We have stabilized two 1064 nm Nd:YAG lasers to two independent Fabry-Perot interferometers. The interferometers are housed separate vacuum vessels and independently temperature stabilized. The ultra-low loss mirrors provide cavity finesses of about 200,000 and cavity linewidths of 5 kHz. The servo control systems use the reflected PM discriminator. Fast feedback to control the laser frequency is applied to a piezoelectric transducer, whereas slow control is made possible by temperature-tuning of the laser crystal. Allan variance measurements of the beatnote between the two laser systems are less than 3 X 10-14 for delay times between 0.1 and 1 s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1837, Frequency-Stabilized Lasers and Their Applications, (30 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.143701
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas M. Sampas, Stanford Univ. (United States)
R. Liu, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Eric K. Gustafson, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Robert L. Byer, Stanford Univ. (United States)


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

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