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Frequency stabilization of a continuous-wave Ti:sapphire laser

Boyd, T. L. and Kimble, H. J. (1991) Frequency stabilization of a continuous-wave Ti:sapphire laser. Optics Letters, 16 (11). pp. 808-810. ISSN 0146-9592. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BOYol91

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Abstract

Measurements of the spectral density of frequency fluctuations are reported for an actively stabilized cw Ti:sapphire laser. For a servo loop incorporating an intracavity translatable mirror and an external-cavity acousto-optic modulator, a linewidth of 1.0 kHz rms is obtained for the fluctuations of the laser frequency as recorded within the servo loop. The modulation index associated with the frequency deviations is considerably less than one over most of the Fourier spectrum, indicating operation in a domain of small phase noise for the fluctuations of the electric field.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1991 Optical Society of America Received February 22, 1990 This research was supported by the Venture Research Unit of British Petroleum and by the U.S. Office of Naval Research. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of Y. Shevy, who was involved in the preliminary phase of the research.
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