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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 598–600

Frequency locking to the center of a 532 nm iodine absorption line by using stimulated Brillouin scattering from a single-mode fiber

E. W. Eloranta and I. A. Razenkov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 598-600 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000598


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Abstract

A simple method for frequency locking a frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser to the center of line 1109 of the iodine absorption spectrum is described. The 31.6 GHz frequency shift provided by stimulated-Brillouin scattering from a single-mode silica fiber provides a probe signal that lies on the edge of line 1105 of the iodine spectrum. We adjust the frequency of the laser to maintain the transmission of a 5 cm iodine absorption cell at a value that places the unshifted laser line in the center of line 1109.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2005

Citation
E. W. Eloranta and I. A. Razenkov, "Frequency locking to the center of a 532 nm iodine absorption line by using stimulated Brillouin scattering from a single-mode fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 598-600 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-5-598


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