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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1980
  • pp: 442–450

Stabilized 3He–20Ne transverse Zeeman laser

N. Umeda, M. Tsukiji, and H. Takasaki  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 442-450 (1980)

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Tuning characteristics of power, intramode beat frequency, and polarization of 633-nm internal mirror lasers filled with natural Ne or 20Ne are studied. It is found that the tuning curve of a polarization signal is S-shaped for the natural Ne laser, whereas that of the intramode beat frequency is S-shaped for the 20Ne laser. The characteristic parameters of the tuning curve of the intramode beat frequency are determined. The axial modes of a 3He–20Ne laser are collapsed into one by a transverse magnetic field and frequency stabilized by cooling the laser tube with a fan to keep the intramode beat constant. Frequency fluctuation of 3 × 10−10 is obtained by the Allan variance analysis for the integration period range of 0.1–100 sec. Absolute accuracy and interinstrumental reproducibility of stabilized wavelengths can be expected for a 3He–20Ne transverse Zeeman laser stabilized at the central frequency of the intramode beat.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 27, 1979
Published: February 1, 1980

N. Umeda, M. Tsukiji, and H. Takasaki, "Stabilized 3He–20Ne transverse Zeeman laser," Appl. Opt. 19, 442-450 (1980)

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