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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 1373–1379

Frequency stabilized three mode HeNe laser using nonlinear optical phenomena

Jonathan D. Ellis, Ki-Nam Joo, Eric S. Buice, and Jo W. Spronck  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 1373-1379 (2010)

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Accurate and traceable length metrology is employed by laser frequency stabilization. This paper describes a laser frequency stabilzation technique as a secondary standard with a fractional frequency stability of 5.2×10-10 with 2 mW of power, suitable for practical applications. The feedback stabilization is driven by an intrinsic mixed mode signal, caused by nonlinear optical phenomena with adjacent modes. The mixed mode signals are described theoretically and experimentally verified.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(270.3430) Quantum optics : Laser theory
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2010
Published: January 12, 2010

Jonathan D. Ellis, Ki-Nam Joo, Eric S. Buice, and Jo W. Spronck, "Frequency stabilized three mode HeNe laser using nonlinear optical phenomena," Opt. Express 18, 1373-1379 (2010)

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