Abstract

We describe a frequency-stabilized diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser that is actively frequency stabilized relative to a reference Fabry–Perot cavity using the Pound–Drever technique. We describe the servo loop and the measurement of its noise and gain performance and demonstrate its ability to reduce the laser frequency noise close to the shot-noise limit of 12.5mHz/Hz. This corresponds to a linewidth of ≈1 mHz, well below the Schawlow–Townes limit of 0.13 Hz that applies for a free-running laser.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Near shot-noise-level relative frequency stabilization of a laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 microchip laser

Masaharu Hyodo, Timothy Carty, and Kiyomi Sakai
Appl. Opt. 35(24) 4749-4753 (1996)

193-mHz beat linewidth of frequency-stabilized laser-diode-pumped Nd:YAG ring lasers

Noboru Uehara and Ken-ichi Ueda
Opt. Lett. 18(7) 505-507 (1993)

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 (2)

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