Abstract

A lamp-pumped, 13-W cw Nd:YAG ring laser at 1.064 μm is injection locked using a 40-mW single-frequency diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG laser as the master oscillator. The phase fidelity of the injected slave to the master is measured using an all-optical technique.

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1989

T. Day, A. C. Nilsson, M. M. Fejer, A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, Electron. Lett. 25, 810 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988

S. Z. Xing, J. C. Bergquist, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1829 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Harrison, G. A. Rines, P. F. Moulton, J. R. Leger, Opt. Lett. 13, 111 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1987

T. J. Kane, A. C. Nilsson, R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. 12, 175 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Goldberg, J. F. Weller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1713 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1985

1984

1983

W. W. Chow, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 243 (1983).
[CrossRef]

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1978

J. Rutman, Proc. IEEE 60, 1048 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1946

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[CrossRef]

Adler, R.

R. Adler, Proc. IRE 34, 351 (1946).
[CrossRef]

Bergquist, J. C.

S. Z. Xing, J. C. Bergquist, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1829 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Brillet, A.

Byer, R. L.

T. Day, A. C. Nilsson, M. M. Fejer, A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, Electron. Lett. 25, 810 (1989).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Kane, A. C. Nilsson, R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. 12, 175 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. J. Kane, R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. 10, 65 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chow, W. W.

W. W. Chow, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 243 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Couillaud, B.

Day, T.

T. Day, A. C. Nilsson, M. M. Fejer, A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, Electron. Lett. 25, 810 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Drever, R. W. P.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

R. W. P. DreverColleagues, in Quantum Optics, Experimental Gravitation, and Measurement Theory, P. Meystre, M. O. Scully, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1983).

Ducasse, A.

Farinas, A. D.

T. Day, A. C. Nilsson, M. M. Fejer, A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, Electron. Lett. 25, 810 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Fejer, M. M.

T. Day, A. C. Nilsson, M. M. Fejer, A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, Electron. Lett. 25, 810 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Ford, G. M.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Freysz, E.

Goldberg, L.

L. Goldberg, J. F. Weller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1713 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Gustafson, E. K.

T. Day, A. C. Nilsson, M. M. Fejer, A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, Electron. Lett. 25, 810 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Hall, J. L.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Harrison, J.

Hough, J.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Kerr, J. Hough, “Coherent addition of laser oscillators for use in gravitational wave antennas,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

Kane, T. J.

Kerr, G. A.

G. A. Kerr, J. Hough, “Coherent addition of laser oscillators for use in gravitational wave antennas,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

Kimble, H. J.

Kowalski, F. V.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Leger, J. R.

Man, C. N.

Moulton, P. F.

Munley, A. J.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Nabors, C. D.

T. Day, A. C. Nilsson, M. M. Fejer, A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, Electron. Lett. 25, 810 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, A. C.

T. Day, A. C. Nilsson, M. M. Fejer, A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, Electron. Lett. 25, 810 (1989).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Kane, A. C. Nilsson, R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. 12, 175 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Peng, K.-C.

Rines, G. A.

Rutman, J.

J. Rutman, Proc. IEEE 60, 1048 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Sarger, L.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

Ward, H.

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Weller, J. F.

L. Goldberg, J. F. Weller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1713 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Wu, L.-A.

Xing, S. Z.

S. Z. Xing, J. C. Bergquist, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1829 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

R. W. P. Drever, J. L. Hall, F. V. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. J. Munley, H. Ward, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

L. Goldberg, J. F. Weller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1713 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

T. Day, A. C. Nilsson, M. M. Fejer, A. D. Farinas, E. K. Gustafson, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, Electron. Lett. 25, 810 (1989).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

S. Z. Xing, J. C. Bergquist, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1829 (1988).
[CrossRef]

W. W. Chow, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 243 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Proc. IEEE

J. Rutman, Proc. IEEE 60, 1048 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Proc. IRE

R. Adler, Proc. IRE 34, 351 (1946).
[CrossRef]

Other

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

G. A. Kerr, J. Hough, “Coherent addition of laser oscillators for use in gravitational wave antennas,” Appl. Phys. B (to be published).

R. W. P. DreverColleagues, in Quantum Optics, Experimental Gravitation, and Measurement Theory, P. Meystre, M. O. Scully, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1983).

Hewlett-Packard Company, 3000 Hanover, Palo Alto, California 94304, Spectrum Analysis … Noise Measurements (application note 150-4).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Injection-locked Nd:YAG laser system. The half-wave plate (HWP), the Faraday rotator (FR), and the thin-film polarizer (POL) form an optical diode in the slave laser cavity. FM sidebands are placed on the light from the single-frequency, diode-laser-pumped master laser, and the slave laser cavity is held at the lock point with the rf homodyne receiver and servo loops to the PZT-mounted mirrors. HR’s, high-reflector mirrors; OC, output coupler; BS, beam splitter; LPF, low-pass filter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Locking range versus the root power ratio. The slave laser power is 4 W.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Phase fidelity of the injection-locked system to the master oscillator phase for fast and slow servo-loop operation. The measurement of phase noise density Sϕ(f) is limited at low frequencies by laboratory acoustics.

Equations (3)

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Δ f lock = η T × FSR π ( P master P slave ) 1 / 2 ,
S ϕ ( f ) = 2 P ssb ( f ) B P c ( radian 2 hertz ) ,
Δ ϕ rms 2 = ssb d f S ϕ ( f ) ,

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