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Laser frequency stabilisation for space applications
Author(s): Linda Mondin; Alain Brillet; C. Nary Man; Jacques Berthon

Paper Abstract

Laser frequency stabilisation is a necessity in all experiments demanding a metrological precision in the measurement of time, frequency, distance and displacement. Depending on the required performances of the laser source in term of precision, stability and timescale of said parameters a molecular or mechanical reference can be better suited to ensure the performance of the laser source. For both types of references, a brief overview of several locking techniques shall be presented. Special attention will be given to the implementation of both references and locking techniques, in a space environment. The technique of Tilt Locking on a Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity shall be discussed in detail, given its a priori excellent adaptability to a space environment (no active components and simplified optical design).

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006, 105671F (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308092
Show Author Affiliations
Linda Mondin, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Alain Brillet, Bd. de l'Observatoire (France)
C. Nary Man, Bd. de l'Observatoire (France)
Jacques Berthon, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10567:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
Errico Armandillo; Josiane Costeraste; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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