Precision Distance Measurements Using Frequency Stabilized Nd:YAG Lasers

V. Mahal, E. Inbar, A. Arie

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review


Accurate distance measurements with large non-ambiguity range are achieved by two-wavelength interferometry using Nd:YAG lasers locked to sub-Doppler molecular transitions of iodine and cesium. Fringe contrast, as well as phase shifting interferometry are used to determine the distance. The measurement accuracy for a synthetic wavelength of 19.643 ± 0.001 mm is 70 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Solid State Lasers, ASSL 1996
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)1557523703
StatePublished - 1996
EventAdvanced Solid State Lasers, ASSL 1996 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 31 Jan 199631 Jan 1996

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceAdvanced Solid State Lasers, ASSL 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


FundersFunder number
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Israel Science Foundation


    • Interferometry
    • Range finding
    • Spectroscopy - molecular


    Dive into the research topics of 'Precision Distance Measurements Using Frequency Stabilized Nd:YAG Lasers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this