Abstract

An accurate wavelength meter (wavemeter) for cw lasers has been developed. The wavemeter is a Michelson-type fringe-counting two-beam interferometer operated in vacuum. A multicoincidence fringe counting technique has also been developed by which fringe fractions are determined with an uncertainty of 1/500 of a fringe. The result of wavelength comparisons between 612- and 633-nm I2 stabilized He–Ne lasers showed good agreement with the value recommended by CIPM 1983. The discrepancy was <4 × 10−10 and the standard deviation of the comparison was 4 × 10−10.

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    [CrossRef]

1985 (2)

A. Bränberg, P. Nylén, “Vacuum-Operated Digital Wavelength Meter,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 56, 211 (1985).
[CrossRef]

J. Kowalski, R. Neumann, S. Noehte, R. Schwarzwald, H. Suhr, G. Zuputlitz, “An Automatic Michelson Interferometer with Fringe Dropout Correction,” Opt. Commun. 53, 141 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

M. Lawrence, “Continuous Wave Laser Wavelength Measurement Using the Traveling Michelson Interferometer,” Opt. Laser Technol. 16, 137 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1983 (2)

CGPM/CIPM, “Documents Concerning the New Definition of Metre,” Metrologia 19, 163 (1983).

A. Kahane, M. S. O'Sullivan, N. M. Sanford, B. P. Stoicheff, “Vernier Fringe-Counting Device for Laser Wavelength Measurement,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 1138 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

J. J. Snyder, “Laser Wavelength Meters,” Laser Focus55 (18May1982).

1981 (1)

1980 (1)

S. J. Bennett, P. Gill, “A Digital Interferometer for Wavelength Measurement,” J. Phys. E 13, 174 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1978 (1)

1976 (2)

F. V. Kowalski, R. T. Hawkins, A. L. Schawlow, “Digital Wavemeter for cw Lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 965 (1976).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Hall, S. A. Lee, “Interferometric Real-Time Display of cw Dye Laser Wavelength with Sub-Doppler Accuracy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 367 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Bennett, S. J.

S. J. Bennett, P. Gill, “A Digital Interferometer for Wavelength Measurement,” J. Phys. E 13, 174 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Bränberg, A.

A. Bränberg, P. Nylén, “Vacuum-Operated Digital Wavelength Meter,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 56, 211 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Demtröder, W.

Gill, P.

S. J. Bennett, P. Gill, “A Digital Interferometer for Wavelength Measurement,” J. Phys. E 13, 174 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Hall, J. L.

J. L. Hall, S. A. Lee, “Interferometric Real-Time Display of cw Dye Laser Wavelength with Sub-Doppler Accuracy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 367 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Hawkins, R. T.

Kahane, A.

A. Kahane, M. S. O'Sullivan, N. M. Sanford, B. P. Stoicheff, “Vernier Fringe-Counting Device for Laser Wavelength Measurement,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 1138 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Kowalski, F. V.

Kowalski, J.

J. Kowalski, R. Neumann, S. Noehte, R. Schwarzwald, H. Suhr, G. Zuputlitz, “An Automatic Michelson Interferometer with Fringe Dropout Correction,” Opt. Commun. 53, 141 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Lawrence, M.

M. Lawrence, “Continuous Wave Laser Wavelength Measurement Using the Traveling Michelson Interferometer,” Opt. Laser Technol. 16, 137 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Lee, S. A.

J. L. Hall, S. A. Lee, “Interferometric Real-Time Display of cw Dye Laser Wavelength with Sub-Doppler Accuracy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 367 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Monchalin, J.-P.

Neumann, R.

J. Kowalski, R. Neumann, S. Noehte, R. Schwarzwald, H. Suhr, G. Zuputlitz, “An Automatic Michelson Interferometer with Fringe Dropout Correction,” Opt. Commun. 53, 141 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Noehte, S.

J. Kowalski, R. Neumann, S. Noehte, R. Schwarzwald, H. Suhr, G. Zuputlitz, “An Automatic Michelson Interferometer with Fringe Dropout Correction,” Opt. Commun. 53, 141 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Nylén, P.

A. Bränberg, P. Nylén, “Vacuum-Operated Digital Wavelength Meter,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 56, 211 (1985).
[CrossRef]

O'Sullivan, M. S.

A. Kahane, M. S. O'Sullivan, N. M. Sanford, B. P. Stoicheff, “Vernier Fringe-Counting Device for Laser Wavelength Measurement,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 1138 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Sanford, N. M.

A. Kahane, M. S. O'Sullivan, N. M. Sanford, B. P. Stoicheff, “Vernier Fringe-Counting Device for Laser Wavelength Measurement,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 1138 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Schawlow, A. L.

Schwarzwald, R.

J. Kowalski, R. Neumann, S. Noehte, R. Schwarzwald, H. Suhr, G. Zuputlitz, “An Automatic Michelson Interferometer with Fringe Dropout Correction,” Opt. Commun. 53, 141 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Snyder, J. J.

J. J. Snyder, “Laser Wavelength Meters,” Laser Focus55 (18May1982).

Stoicheff, B. P.

A. Kahane, M. S. O'Sullivan, N. M. Sanford, B. P. Stoicheff, “Vernier Fringe-Counting Device for Laser Wavelength Measurement,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 1138 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Suhr, H.

J. Kowalski, R. Neumann, S. Noehte, R. Schwarzwald, H. Suhr, G. Zuputlitz, “An Automatic Michelson Interferometer with Fringe Dropout Correction,” Opt. Commun. 53, 141 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Teets, R. E.

Zuputlitz, G.

J. Kowalski, R. Neumann, S. Noehte, R. Schwarzwald, H. Suhr, G. Zuputlitz, “An Automatic Michelson Interferometer with Fringe Dropout Correction,” Opt. Commun. 53, 141 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. L. Hall, S. A. Lee, “Interferometric Real-Time Display of cw Dye Laser Wavelength with Sub-Doppler Accuracy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 367 (1976).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2)

J. Phys. E (1)

S. J. Bennett, P. Gill, “A Digital Interferometer for Wavelength Measurement,” J. Phys. E 13, 174 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Laser Focus (1)

J. J. Snyder, “Laser Wavelength Meters,” Laser Focus55 (18May1982).

Metrologia (1)

CGPM/CIPM, “Documents Concerning the New Definition of Metre,” Metrologia 19, 163 (1983).

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. Kowalski, R. Neumann, S. Noehte, R. Schwarzwald, H. Suhr, G. Zuputlitz, “An Automatic Michelson Interferometer with Fringe Dropout Correction,” Opt. Commun. 53, 141 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

M. Lawrence, “Continuous Wave Laser Wavelength Measurement Using the Traveling Michelson Interferometer,” Opt. Laser Technol. 16, 137 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (2)

A. Bränberg, P. Nylén, “Vacuum-Operated Digital Wavelength Meter,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 56, 211 (1985).
[CrossRef]

A. Kahane, M. S. O'Sullivan, N. M. Sanford, B. P. Stoicheff, “Vernier Fringe-Counting Device for Laser Wavelength Measurement,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 1138 (1983).
[CrossRef]

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