Abstract

We have checked whether the frequency ratio between fundamental and second-harmonic optical frequencies is exactly 1:2 by measuring the frequency difference between the second harmonics of two diode lasers and comparing it with the frequency difference of the fundamentals. We have improved the 30-year-old experimental limit on the accuracy of the 1:2 frequency ratio by 7 orders of magnitude for frequency-dependent shifts to 2.3 parts in 1013 for a KNbO3 crystal.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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