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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1988
  • pp: 981–983

Laser-linewidth measurement with a Fizeau wavemeter

Christopher Reiser, Peter Esherick, and Robert B. Lopert  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 981-983 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000981


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Abstract

It is shown theoretically and experimentally that a Fizeau wedge wavemeter typically used to measure laser wavelength can also be used to measure the linewidth of a pulsed or cw laser. Linewidths as small as a few hundred megahertz can be measured by choosing the thickness of the wedge properly.

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History
Original Manuscript: June 17, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 1988
Published: November 1, 1988

Citation
Christopher Reiser, Robert B. Lopert, and Peter Esherick, "Laser-linewidth measurement with a Fizeau wavemeter," Opt. Lett. 13, 981-983 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-11-981


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