Abstract

We describe the ultrahigh-frequency stabilization of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser by use of a high-power-acceptance photodetector. The photodetector, which is constructed with an optical power divider and eight combined photodiodes, is developed to reduce shot-noise-limited FM noise. The laser frequency is locked to a Fabry–Perot cavity with a finesse of 25,600 by the Drever–Hall technique. By using the optical power of 47 mW at the photodetector, we reduce the relative FM noise at the error signal to the shot-noise limit of 4.2×10-5Hz/Hz below the Fourier frequency of 500 Hz.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription