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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2003
  • pp: 1068–1074

Suppression of intensity noise of a laser-diode-pumped single-frequency Nd:YVO4 laser by optoelectronic control

Jing Zhang, Hongliang Ma, Changde Xie, and Kunchi Peng  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 6, pp. 1068-1074 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.001068


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Abstract

The intensity-noise reduction of a laser-diode-pumped single-frequency ring Nd:YVO4 laser when different optoelectronic control systems are used is theoretically and experimentally investigated. It has been demonstrated that combining two techniques, optoelectronic feedback control of the drive current of the pump laser diode and feed-forward control of the output laser beam, is a good way to significantly suppress the intensity noise of a laser at low frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 2002
Published: February 20, 2003

Citation
Jing Zhang, Hongliang Ma, Changde Xie, and Kunchi Peng, "Suppression of intensity noise of a laser-diode-pumped single-frequency Nd:YVO4 laser by optoelectronic control," Appl. Opt. 42, 1068-1074 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-6-1068


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