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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1280–1282

Laser frequency stabilization by means of optical self-heterodyne beat-frequency control

C. Greiner, B. Boggs, T. Wang, and T. W. Mossberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 16, pp. 1280-1282 (1998)

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We propose and demonstrate a novel frequency-stabilization scheme that provides linewidth narrowing and at the same time is compatible with high-speed frequency agility. The method relies on sensing and control of a heterodyne beat signal derived from a fiber interferometer and functions in the absence of a fixed reference frequency. Our demonstration utilizes a short-external-cavity diode laser equipped with an intracavity electro-optic crystal for frequency correction. The stabilization method is shown to suppress impressed laser frequency modulation by nearly 2 orders of magnitude. Without further modification of our scheme we also demonstrate laser frequency tuning control.

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OCIS Codes
(040.2840) Detectors : Heterodyne
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

C. Greiner, B. Boggs, T. Wang, and T. W. Mossberg, "Laser frequency stabilization by means of optical self-heterodyne beat-frequency control," Opt. Lett. 23, 1280-1282 (1998)

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