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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — May. 23, 2011
  • pp: 10278–10286

Field-test of a robust, portable, frequency-stable laser

David R. Leibrandt, Michael J. Thorpe, James C. Bergquist, and Till Rosenband  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10278-10286 (2011)

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We operate a frequency-stable laser in a non-laboratory environment where the test platform is a passenger vehicle. We measure the acceleration experienced by the laser and actively correct for it to achieve a system acceleration sensitivity of Δf / f = 11(2) × 10−12/g, 6(2) × 10−12/g, and 4(1) × 10−12/g for accelerations in three orthogonal directions at 1 Hz. The acceleration spectrum and laser performance are evaluated with the vehicle both stationary and moving. The laser linewidth in the stationary vehicle with engine idling is 1.7(1) Hz.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Vibration analysis
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2011
Published: May 10, 2011

David R. Leibrandt, Michael J. Thorpe, James C. Bergquist, and Till Rosenband, "Field-test of a robust, portable, frequency-stable laser," Opt. Express 19, 10278-10286 (2011)

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