OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.000927


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (148 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

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.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-6-927


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. T. Y. Fan, “Heat generation in Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1457–1459 (1993). [CrossRef]
  2. C. Hönninger, G. Zhang, U. Keller, and A. Giesen, “Femtosecond Yb:YAG laser using semiconductor saturable absorbers,” Opt. Lett. 20, 2402–2404 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. T. J. Carrig, J. W. Hobbs, C. J. Urbina, G. J. Wagner, C. P. Hale, S. W. Henderson, R. A. Swirbalus, and C. A. Denman, “Single-frequency, diode-pumped Yb:YAG and Yb:YLF lasers,” in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper WC12.
  4. J. L. Hall and T. W. Hänsch, “External dye-laser frequency stabilizer,” Opt. Lett. 9, 502–504 (1984). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, and H. Ward, “Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator,” Appl. Phys. B 31, 97–105 (1983). [CrossRef]
  6. J. Ye, L.-S. Ma, and J. L. Hall, “Ultrastable optical frequency reference at 1.064 μm using a C2HD molecular overtone transition,” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 46, 178–182 (1997); J. Ye, L.-S. Ma, and J. L. Hall, “Ultrasensitive detections in atomic and molecular physics: demonstration in molecular overtone spectroscopy,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 6–15 (1998). [CrossRef]
  7. J. Ye and J. L. Hall, “Optical phase locking in the microradian domain: potential applications to NASA spaceborne optical measurements,” Opt. Lett. 24, 1838–1840 (1999). [CrossRef]
  8. D. S. Elliot, R. Roy, and S. J. Smith, “Extracavity laser band-shape and bandwidth modification,” Phys. Rev. A 26, 12–18 (1982). [CrossRef]
  9. D. Hils and J. L. Hall, “Ultrastable cavity-stabilized lasers with sub-Hertz line width,” in Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology, A. De Marchi, ed. (Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1989), pp. 162–173.
  10. J. L. Hall designed and tested this driver in 1997 at JILA.
  11. M. Herman, T. R. Huet, and M. Vervloet, “Spectroscopy and vibrational couplings in the 3ν3 region of acetylene,” Mol. Phys. 66, 333–353 (1989). [CrossRef]
  12. R. L. Smith, “Practical solutions of the lock-in detection problem for Lorentz and dispersion resonance signals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1015–1022 (1971). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited