The effects of temperature and pressure on the stability of a high-finesse interferometer are considered, and the design of a high-finesse interferometer that minimizes these effects is presented. The high-finesse interferometer has a free spectral range of 23,600 MHz, a finesse of greater than 30,000, and a measured stability of better than 7 MHz/h (0.3 mfringes/h).
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 30, 1995
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 1995
Published: February 1, 1996
K. S. Repasky, J. G. Wessel, and J. L. Carlsten, "Frequency stability of high-finesse interferometers," Appl. Opt. 35, 609-611 (1996)