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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 9739–9746

Simple piezoelectric-actuated mirror with 180 kHz servo bandwidth

Travis C. Briles, Dylan C. Yost, Arman Cingöz, Jun Ye, and Thomas R. Schibli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 9739-9746 (2010)

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We present a high bandwidth piezoelectric-actuated mirror for length stabilization of an optical cavity. The actuator displays a transfer function with a flat amplitude response and greater than 135° phase margin up to 200 kHz, allowing a 180 kHz unity gain frequency to be achieved in a closed servo loop. To the best of our knowledge, this actuator has achieved the largest servo bandwidth for a piezoelectric transducer (PZT). The actuator should be very useful in a wide variety of applications requiring precision control of optical lengths, including laser frequency stabilization, optical interferometers, and optical communications.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 2010
Published: April 26, 2010

Travis C. Briles, Dylan C. Yost, Arman Cingöz, Jun Ye, and Thomas R. Schibli, "Simple piezoelectric-actuated mirror with 180 kHz servo bandwidth," Opt. Express 18, 9739-9746 (2010)

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