Frequency stabilization of the 1064-nm Nd:YAG lasers to Doppler-broadened lines of iodine

Ady Arie, Robert L. Byer

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Abstract

A diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser is frequency stabilized by locking its frequency-doubled output to the center of unsaturated (Doppler-broadened) transitions of the 127I2 molecule. The successive two-sample deviation of the laser frequency (root Allan variance) is kept below 5.67 kHz, or 2 parts in 1011 of the laser frequency, for averaging times between 10 ms and 40 s. This locking technique is simpler and requires less laser power than locking to Doppler-free lines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7382-7386
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Optics
Volume32
Issue number36
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diode pumped lasers
  • Free space optics
  • Frequency modulated lasers
  • Nd:YAG lasers
  • Neodymium lasers
  • Optical standards

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