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Laser stabilized by acousto-optic cells for optoelectronic oscillators
Author(s): Patrice Salzenstein; Arseniy S. Trushin; Vitaly B. Voloshinov
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Paper Abstract

We investigate application of acousto-optic cells based on a TeO2 crystal to stabilize a microwave signal generated by an optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) based on a MgF2 resonator. Bulk acoustic waves at two radio frequencies (RF) near 60 MHz are launched in the two identical cells providing a required locking on of a microwave signal. When quality factor of the optic resonator is typically of the order 108, difference between RF signals are up to 2 MHz. We send an extraordinary polarized laser beam on ultrasound at very low Bragg angle of light incidence. It helps to perform a critical alignment of the two cells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8428, Micro-Optics 2012, 84281D (8 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921625
Show Author Affiliations
Patrice Salzenstein, FEMTO-ST, CNRS (France)
Arseniy S. Trushin, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Vitaly B. Voloshinov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8428:
Micro-Optics 2012
Hugo Thienpont; Jürgen Mohr; Hans Zappe; Hirochika Nakajima, Editor(s)

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