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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3720–3722

Cavity stabilization using the weak intrinsic birefringence of dielectric mirrors

Peter Asenbaum and Markus Arndt  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 19, pp. 3720-3722 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003720


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Abstract

We demonstrate a universal cavity stabilization scheme that exploits the intrinsic birefringence of dielectric multilayer mirrors. Homodyne locking using weak mirror birefringence of even an empty Fabry–Perot-type cavity requires neither frequency modulation nor mixing and allows us to generate an error signal that is comparable to more widely used heterodyne stabilization schemes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2011
Published: September 19, 2011

Citation
Peter Asenbaum and Markus Arndt, "Cavity stabilization using the weak intrinsic birefringence of dielectric mirrors," Opt. Lett. 36, 3720-3722 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-19-3720


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