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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1989
  • pp: 609–611

Frequency-stabilized laser-diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser

David Shoemaker, Alain Brillet, C. Nary Man, Olivier Crégut, and Graham Kerr  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 609-611 (1989)

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We describe a frequency-stabilized diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser that is actively frequency stabilized relative to a reference Fabry–Perot cavity using the Pound–Drever technique. We describe the servo loop and the measurement of its noise and gain performance and demonstrate its ability to reduce the laser frequency noise close to the shot-noise limit of 12.5 mHz / Hz. This corresponds to a linewidth of ≈1 mHz, well below the Schawlow–Townes limit of 0.13 Hz that applies for a free-running laser.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 22, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 1989
Published: June 15, 1989

David Shoemaker, Graham Kerr, Alain Brillet, C. Nary Man, and Olivier Crégut, "Frequency-stabilized laser-diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 609-611 (1989)

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