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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1925–1927

Long-term frequency stabilization of a 16m2 ring laser gyroscope

K. U. Schreiber, A. Gebauer, and J.-P. R. Wells  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 1925-1927 (2012)

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A 16m2 helium–neon-based ring laser gyroscope has been frequency stabilized to within 60 kHz over a period of three months. This is achieved using the beat frequency of the ring laser and an iodine-stabilized reference laser as a feedback signal on a pressure vessel enclosing the entire laser, under servo control. We demonstrate that we can compensate for, and thereby negate the influence of, atmospheric pressure variations, which are considerable sources of long-term instability.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5790) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Sagnac effect
(140.3370) Lasers and laser optics : Laser gyroscopes
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2012
Published: May 23, 2012

K. U. Schreiber, A. Gebauer, and J.-P. R. Wells, "Long-term frequency stabilization of a 16  m2ring laser gyroscope," Opt. Lett. 37, 1925-1927 (2012)

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