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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2000
  • pp: 927–931

High-resolution frequency standard at 1030 nm for Yb:YAG solid-state lasers

Jun Ye, Long-Sheng Ma, and John L. Hall  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 927-931 (2000)

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A diode-pumped solid-state Yb:YAG laser has been stabilized to a high-finesse cavity with an all-external servo loop. Ultrasensitive cavity-enhanced frequency modulation spectroscopy has recovered a sub-Doppler acetylene overtone transition with a high signal-to-noise ratio, leading to an absorption sensitivity of 7×10-11 at a 1-s averaging time. This high-resolution molecular resonance serves as a long-term stable reference for the laser. The system can be developed into a highly compact and stable optical frequency standard in the 1.03-µm wavelength range.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation
(350.4800) Other areas of optics : Optical standards and testing

Jun Ye, Long-Sheng Ma, and John L. Hall, "High-resolution frequency standard at 1030 nm for Yb:YAG solid-state lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 927-931 (2000)

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