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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 091405–091405

Seed laser frequency stabilization for Doppler wind lidar

Zhenglan Bian, Chongde Huang, Dijun Chen, Jiaobo Peng, Min Gao, Zuoren Dong, Jiqiao Liu, Haiwen Cai, Ronghui Qu, and Shangqing Gong  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 9, pp. 091405-091405 (2012)

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We demonstrate a tunable wavelength-locked seed laser source with high-frequency stability to realize the precise measurements of global atmospheric wind field. An Nd:YAG laser at 1 064 nm is used as the master laser (ML). Its frequency is locked to a confocal Fabry-Perot interferometer by using the Pound-Drever-Hall method, which ensures the peak-to-peak value of its frequency drifts less than 180 kHz over 2 h. Another Nd:YAG laser at 1 064 nm, as the slave laser, is offset-locked to the above ML using optical phase locked loop, retaining virtually the same absolute frequency stability as the ML. The tunable ranges of the frequency differences between two lasers are up to 3 GHz, and the tuning step length was an arbitrary integral multiple of 200 kHz. The researched seed laser source is compact and robust, which can well satisfy the requirement of the Doppler wind lidar.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization
(120.6085) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Space instrumentation

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Zhenglan Bian, Chongde Huang, Dijun Chen, Jiaobo Peng, Min Gao, Zuoren Dong, Jiqiao Liu, Haiwen Cai, Ronghui Qu, and Shangqing Gong, "Seed laser frequency stabilization for Doppler wind lidar," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 091405-091405 (2012)

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