Abstract

A method for automatically setting the cavity eigenfrequencies of a pulsed laser to the emission frequency of a continuous single-frequency master oscillator has been developed and investigated. The operating principle of the given system is explained, and the results of a study of how it affects the characteristics of the radiation of a pulsed laser are presented. The system described here can be used to stabilize the process of single-frequency lasing of a pulsed laser with the injection of an external signal and to reduce the jitter of the light pulses by a factor of 2 and the scatter of their amplitude by a factor of more than 3.

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2011

2007

Z.  Liu, S.  Wu, B.  Liu, “Seed injection and frequency-locked Nd:YAG laser for direct-detection wind lidar,” Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 541 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2004

M. N.  Skvortsov, M. V.  Okhapkin, A. Yu.  Nevski?, S. N.  Bagaev, “Optical frequency standard based on a Nd:YAG laser stabilized by saturated absorption resonances in molecular iodine using second-harmonic radiation,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 1101 (2004) [Quantum Electron. 34, 1101 (2004)].

1980

Antsiferov, V. V.

V. V.  Antsiferov, N. S.  Erokhin, A. P.  Fadeev, “Powerful single-frequency tunable lasers based on ruby and on neodymium with electrooptic Q-switching,” Rotaprint IKI AN SSSR No. 987, Moscow, 1984.

Bagaev, S. N.

M. N.  Skvortsov, M. V.  Okhapkin, A. Yu.  Nevski?, S. N.  Bagaev, “Optical frequency standard based on a Nd:YAG laser stabilized by saturated absorption resonances in molecular iodine using second-harmonic radiation,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 1101 (2004) [Quantum Electron. 34, 1101 (2004)].

Bayer, R. L.

Erokhin, N. S.

V. V.  Antsiferov, N. S.  Erokhin, A. P.  Fadeev, “Powerful single-frequency tunable lasers based on ruby and on neodymium with electrooptic Q-switching,” Rotaprint IKI AN SSSR No. 987, Moscow, 1984.

Fadeev, A. P.

V. V.  Antsiferov, N. S.  Erokhin, A. P.  Fadeev, “Powerful single-frequency tunable lasers based on ruby and on neodymium with electrooptic Q-switching,” Rotaprint IKI AN SSSR No. 987, Moscow, 1984.

Giuliani, G.

Kawahara, T. D.

Kitahara, T.

Kobayashi, F.

Koechner, W.

W.  Koechner, “Axial mode control injection-seeded oscillator,” in Solid-State Laser Engineering, A. L.  Schawlow, A. E.  Siegman, T.  Tamir, eds. (Springer Limited, London, 1999), pp. 257–259.

Liu, B.

Z.  Liu, S.  Wu, B.  Liu, “Seed injection and frequency-locked Nd:YAG laser for direct-detection wind lidar,” Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 541 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Z.

Z.  Liu, S.  Wu, B.  Liu, “Seed injection and frequency-locked Nd:YAG laser for direct-detection wind lidar,” Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 541 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nevskii, A. Yu.

M. N.  Skvortsov, M. V.  Okhapkin, A. Yu.  Nevski?, S. N.  Bagaev, “Optical frequency standard based on a Nd:YAG laser stabilized by saturated absorption resonances in molecular iodine using second-harmonic radiation,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 1101 (2004) [Quantum Electron. 34, 1101 (2004)].

Nomura, A.

Okhapkin, M. V.

M. N.  Skvortsov, M. V.  Okhapkin, A. Yu.  Nevski?, S. N.  Bagaev, “Optical frequency standard based on a Nd:YAG laser stabilized by saturated absorption resonances in molecular iodine using second-harmonic radiation,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 1101 (2004) [Quantum Electron. 34, 1101 (2004)].

Park, Y. K.

Saito, Y.

Skvortsov, M. N.

M. N.  Skvortsov, M. V.  Okhapkin, A. Yu.  Nevski?, S. N.  Bagaev, “Optical frequency standard based on a Nd:YAG laser stabilized by saturated absorption resonances in molecular iodine using second-harmonic radiation,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 1101 (2004) [Quantum Electron. 34, 1101 (2004)].

Wu, S.

Z.  Liu, S.  Wu, B.  Liu, “Seed injection and frequency-locked Nd:YAG laser for direct-detection wind lidar,” Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 541 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kvant. Elektron.

M. N.  Skvortsov, M. V.  Okhapkin, A. Yu.  Nevski?, S. N.  Bagaev, “Optical frequency standard based on a Nd:YAG laser stabilized by saturated absorption resonances in molecular iodine using second-harmonic radiation,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 1101 (2004) [Quantum Electron. 34, 1101 (2004)].

Opt. Express

Opt. Laser Technol.

Z.  Liu, S.  Wu, B.  Liu, “Seed injection and frequency-locked Nd:YAG laser for direct-detection wind lidar,” Opt. Laser Technol. 39, 541 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

V. V.  Antsiferov, N. S.  Erokhin, A. P.  Fadeev, “Powerful single-frequency tunable lasers based on ruby and on neodymium with electrooptic Q-switching,” Rotaprint IKI AN SSSR No. 987, Moscow, 1984.

W.  Koechner, “Axial mode control injection-seeded oscillator,” in Solid-State Laser Engineering, A. L.  Schawlow, A. E.  Siegman, T.  Tamir, eds. (Springer Limited, London, 1999), pp. 257–259.

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