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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2009
  • pp: 190–192

Characterization of the absolute frequency stability of an individual reference cavity

T. Liu, Y. N. Zhao, V. Elman, A. Stejskal, and L. J. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 2, pp. 190-192 (2009)

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We demonstrated for the first time (to our knowledge) the characterization of absolute frequency stability of three reference cavities by cross beating three laser beams that are independently locked to these reference cavities. This method shows the individual feature of each reference cavity, while conventional beat note measurement between two cavities can provide only an upper bound. This method allows for numerous applications such as optimizing the performance of the reference cavity for optical clockwork.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2008
Published: January 14, 2009

T. Liu, Y. N. Zhao, V. Elman, A. Stejskal, and L. J. Wang, "Characterization of the absolute frequency stability of an individual reference cavity," Opt. Lett. 34, 190-192 (2009)

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