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Laser Frequency Stabilization Using Narrow Band Wavelength Division Multiplexers
Author(s): K. M. Schmidt; P.Akhavan Leilabady; K. L. Sweeney
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Paper Abstract

In this paper an all fiber technique is described which reduces laser frequency jitter and provides absolute frequency referencing for laser diodes. The system utilizes a narrow band wavelength division multiplexer (WDM) as the reference cavity. The laser current is adjusted such that its emission frequency corresponds to the mid-point of the WDM transfer function. Thus, laser frequency fluctuations are translated into changes in the transmitted power through the WDM. An electronic servo is used to drive the laser injection current to maintain the emission frequency at the desired value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0839, Components for Fiber Optic Applications II, (4 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942563
Show Author Affiliations
K. M. Schmidt, Amphenol Fiber Optic Products (United States)
P.Akhavan Leilabady, Amphenol Fiber Optic Products (United States)
K. L. Sweeney, Amphenol Fiber Optic Products (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0839:
Components for Fiber Optic Applications II
Vincent J. Tekippe, Editor(s)

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