Abstract

We describe an external dye-laser frequency stabilizer that combines an acousto-optic frequency shifter with a fast electro-optic phase modulator. A compensating electronic delay line in the crossover network provides a nearideal transducer response while keeping the voltage across the electro-optic crystal away from the amplifier limits.

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  1. J. L. Hall, H. P. Layer, R. D. Deslattes, in Proceedings of the 1977 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1977).
  2. G. Camy, D. Pinaud, N. Courtier, H. C. Chuan, Rev. Phys. Appl. 17, 357 (1982).
    [CrossRef]
  3. J. L. Hall, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers, P. R. China, ed. (Wiley, New York, 1983), p. 15.
  4. J. Helmcke, S. A. Lee, J. L. Hall, Apl. Opt. 21, 1686 (1982).
    [CrossRef]
  5. Inrad, Northvale, N. J., Model 621-042 (see Ref. 13).
  6. Ampex Microtechnology Corp., Tucson, Ariz., Model PA851S (see Ref. 13).
  7. Inrad, Model EFL-M120 (see Ref. 13).
  8. Coherent Inc., Palo Alto, CA., Model 599-21 (see Ref. 13).
  9. R. L. Barger, M. S. Sorem, J. L. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 573 (1973).
    [CrossRef]
  10. T. W. Hänsch, B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
    [CrossRef]
  11. R. W. P. Drewer, J. L. Hall, F. W. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. G. Manley, H. Wood, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1981).
  12. The mentioning of scientific products is for technical orientation only and does not constitute endorsement. It is not implied that other devices are necessarily less well suited to our application.

1982 (2)

G. Camy, D. Pinaud, N. Courtier, H. C. Chuan, Rev. Phys. Appl. 17, 357 (1982).
[CrossRef]

J. Helmcke, S. A. Lee, J. L. Hall, Apl. Opt. 21, 1686 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

R. W. P. Drewer, J. L. Hall, F. W. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. G. Manley, H. Wood, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1981).

1980 (1)

T. W. Hänsch, B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1973 (1)

R. L. Barger, M. S. Sorem, J. L. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 573 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Barger, R. L.

R. L. Barger, M. S. Sorem, J. L. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 573 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Camy, G.

G. Camy, D. Pinaud, N. Courtier, H. C. Chuan, Rev. Phys. Appl. 17, 357 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Chuan, H. C.

G. Camy, D. Pinaud, N. Courtier, H. C. Chuan, Rev. Phys. Appl. 17, 357 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Couillaud, B.

T. W. Hänsch, B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Courtier, N.

G. Camy, D. Pinaud, N. Courtier, H. C. Chuan, Rev. Phys. Appl. 17, 357 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Deslattes, R. D.

J. L. Hall, H. P. Layer, R. D. Deslattes, in Proceedings of the 1977 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1977).

Drewer, R. W. P.

R. W. P. Drewer, J. L. Hall, F. W. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. G. Manley, H. Wood, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1981).

Ford, G. M.

R. W. P. Drewer, J. L. Hall, F. W. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. G. Manley, H. Wood, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1981).

Hall, J. L.

J. Helmcke, S. A. Lee, J. L. Hall, Apl. Opt. 21, 1686 (1982).
[CrossRef]

R. W. P. Drewer, J. L. Hall, F. W. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. G. Manley, H. Wood, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1981).

R. L. Barger, M. S. Sorem, J. L. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 573 (1973).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Hall, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers, P. R. China, ed. (Wiley, New York, 1983), p. 15.

J. L. Hall, H. P. Layer, R. D. Deslattes, in Proceedings of the 1977 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1977).

Hänsch, T. W.

T. W. Hänsch, B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Helmcke, J.

J. Helmcke, S. A. Lee, J. L. Hall, Apl. Opt. 21, 1686 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Hough, J.

R. W. P. Drewer, J. L. Hall, F. W. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. G. Manley, H. Wood, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1981).

Kowalski, F. W.

R. W. P. Drewer, J. L. Hall, F. W. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. G. Manley, H. Wood, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1981).

Layer, H. P.

J. L. Hall, H. P. Layer, R. D. Deslattes, in Proceedings of the 1977 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1977).

Lee, S. A.

J. Helmcke, S. A. Lee, J. L. Hall, Apl. Opt. 21, 1686 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Manley, A. G.

R. W. P. Drewer, J. L. Hall, F. W. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. G. Manley, H. Wood, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1981).

Pinaud, D.

G. Camy, D. Pinaud, N. Courtier, H. C. Chuan, Rev. Phys. Appl. 17, 357 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Sorem, M. S.

R. L. Barger, M. S. Sorem, J. L. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 573 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Wood, H.

R. W. P. Drewer, J. L. Hall, F. W. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. G. Manley, H. Wood, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1981).

Apl. Opt. (1)

J. Helmcke, S. A. Lee, J. L. Hall, Apl. Opt. 21, 1686 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

R. W. P. Drewer, J. L. Hall, F. W. Kowalski, J. Hough, G. M. Ford, A. G. Manley, H. Wood, Appl. Phys. B 31, 97 (1981).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. L. Barger, M. S. Sorem, J. L. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 573 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. W. Hänsch, B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Phys. Appl. (1)

G. Camy, D. Pinaud, N. Courtier, H. C. Chuan, Rev. Phys. Appl. 17, 357 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Other (7)

J. L. Hall, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers, P. R. China, ed. (Wiley, New York, 1983), p. 15.

Inrad, Northvale, N. J., Model 621-042 (see Ref. 13).

Ampex Microtechnology Corp., Tucson, Ariz., Model PA851S (see Ref. 13).

Inrad, Model EFL-M120 (see Ref. 13).

Coherent Inc., Palo Alto, CA., Model 599-21 (see Ref. 13).

The mentioning of scientific products is for technical orientation only and does not constitute endorsement. It is not implied that other devices are necessarily less well suited to our application.

J. L. Hall, H. P. Layer, R. D. Deslattes, in Proceedings of the 1977 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1977).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Scheme of laser-frequency transducer, combining a fast electro-optic phase modulator with an acousto-optic frequency shifter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Numerically simulated response of the frequency transducer in a servo loop. The input frequency jumps at time t = 0 by +1 frequency unit.

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Δ ν = 1 2 π d ϕ d t = 1 2 U 0 d U d t = 1 2 U 0 τ V ( t ) .

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