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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18049–18057

Sub-kHz-level relative stabilization of an intracavity doubled continuous wave optical parametric oscillator using Pound-Drever-Hall scheme

O. Mhibik, D. Pabœuf, C. Drag, and F. Bretenaker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18049-18057 (2011)

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We report the relative frequency stabilization of an intracavity frequency doubled singly resonant optical parametric oscillator on a Fabry-Perot étalon. The red/orange radiation produced by the frequency doubling of the intracavity resonant idler is stabilized using the Pound-Drever-Hall locking technique. The relative frequency noise of this orange light, when integrated from 1 Hz to 50 kHz, corresponds to a standard deviation of 700 Hz. The frequency noise of the pump laser is shown experimentally to be transferred to the non resonant signal beam.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2011
Published: August 30, 2011

O. Mhibik, D. Pabœuf, C. Drag, and F. Bretenaker, "Sub-kHz-level relative stabilization of an intracavity doubled continuous wave optical parametric oscillator using Pound-Drever-Hall scheme," Opt. Express 19, 18049-18057 (2011)

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