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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 16 — Aug. 13, 2004
  • pp: 1876–1878

Solid-state laser intensity stabilization at the 10-8 level

Jameson Rollins, David Ottaway, Michael Zucker, Rainer Weiss, and Richard Abbott  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 16, pp. 1876-1878 (2004)

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A high-power, low-noise photodetector, in conjunction with a current shunt actuator, is used in an ac-coupled servo to stabilize the intensity of a 10-W cw Nd:YAG laser. A relative intensity noise of 1×10-8 Hz-1/2 at 10 Hz is achieved.

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(040.5150) Detectors : Photoconductivity

Jameson Rollins, David Ottaway, Michael Zucker, Rainer Weiss, and Richard Abbott, "Solid-state laser intensity stabilization at the 10-8 level," Opt. Lett. 29, 1876-1878 (2004)

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