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Frequency-Stabilized Continuous Wave (CW) Ring Dye Laser
Author(s): S. M. Jarrett; A. G. Jacobson
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Paper Abstract

The CW ring dye laser is capable of high-power, single mode operation in the visible and near infrared spectral region. This laser's performance is enhanced by frequency stabilizing the laser to an external reference Fabry-Perot yielding a jitter-induced linewidth of about 150 kHz rms. Systems of this type may mode hop due to bubbles in the dye laser jet stream or other perturbations and lock to another fringe of the reference Fabry-Perot. Locking to another fringe means that laser frequency has changed by at least one equivalent free spectral range of the reference Fabry-Perot. We will describe the properties of a stabilized CW, ring dye laser system which has the feature of automatically reacquiring lock to the original fringe of the reference in the presence of mode hopping.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0247, Advances in Laser Engineering and Applications, (31 October 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959380
Show Author Affiliations
S. M. Jarrett, Spectra-Physics, Inc. (United States)
A. G. Jacobson, Spectra-Physics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0247:
Advances in Laser Engineering and Applications
Malcolm L. Stitch, Editor(s)

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