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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1733–1735

Frequency stabilization of a 1319-nm Nd:YAG laser by saturation spectroscopy of molecular iodine

Ruixiang Guo, Feng-Lei Hong, Atsushi Onae, Zhi-Yi Bi, Hirokazu Matsumoto, and Ken'ichi Nakagawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 15, pp. 1733-1735 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001733


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Abstract

Hyperfine transitions of molecular iodine were observed by use of the frequency-doubled output of a 1319-nm Nd:YAG laser with saturation spectroscopy. The laser frequency was stabilized to the observed hyperfine transition and reached a stability of 6×10-12 for a 1.5-s averaging time, improving toward the 1×10-12 level after 100 s. The iodine-stabilized 1319-nm Nd:YAG laser is an excellent candidate for an optical frequency standard for telecommunication applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation

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Ruixiang Guo, Feng-Lei Hong, Atsushi Onae, Zhi-Yi Bi, Hirokazu Matsumoto, and Ken'ichi Nakagawa, "Frequency stabilization of a 1319-nm Nd:YAG laser by saturation spectroscopy of molecular iodine," Opt. Lett. 29, 1733-1735 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-15-1733


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