Two identical diode-pumped bulk Er:Yb:glass lasers, operating at 1533-nm wavelength, have been locked independently to the P(13) vibrational–rotational line of an acetylene molecule. A long-term frequency stability over a 4-h period of better than 1.5 MHz and a short-term laser linewidth narrower than 50 kHz have been obtained by measurement of the beat note between the two lasers.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 12, 1995
Published: December 1, 1995
S. Taccheo, C. Svelto, E. Bava, S. Longhi, L. Pallaro, and P. Laporta, "Frequency stabilization to a molecular line of a diode-pumped Er–Yb laser at 1533-nm wavelength," Opt. Lett. 20, 2420-2422 (1995)