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Amplitude And Frequency Stabilization Of Solid-State Lasers
Author(s): Arthur A. Mak; Vladimir I. Ustyugov
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Paper Abstract

The investigations with the purpose to increase amplitude and frequency stability of a solid-state lasers, which may be applied in laser spectroscopy, metrology, communication, information processing, are reported. The spectral distribution of natural amplitude noise of cw solid-state lasers was considered. The effect of noise suppression at frequency of relaxation oscillation in laser with intracavity frequency doubling was analyzed as well as sub-Poissonian photon statistics. In the experiments with cw YAG:Nd lasers the amplitude noise close to natural limit was achieved over a wide range of fluctuation frequency. It was shown that the mentioned effect of noise suppression results the amplitude noise less then 0.001% over the range 10-200 kHz. The molecular cesium spectroscopic reference standard for long- term frequency stabilization in 1 μm region is described. The sub-Doppler spectrum of Cs2 saturation absorption is represented over the YAG:Nd laser tuning range near the wavelength 1.06415 μm. This spectrum produces the optical scale of reference frequencies, which looks favorable for various heterodyne applications. Frequency stabilization of YAG:Nd laser onto Cs2 absorption lines is reported. The Allan variance measurements provided the highest frequency stability of 6x10-11 relative units.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1132, High Power Lasers and Laser Machining Technology, (26 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961563
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur A. Mak, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (USSR)
Vladimir I. Ustyugov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (USSR)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1132:
High Power Lasers and Laser Machining Technology
Michel Gaillard; A. Quenzer, Editor(s)

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