A portable I 2-stabilized Nd: YAG laser for wavelength standards at 532 nm and 1064 nm

Feng Lei Hong, Jun Ishikawa, Tai Hyun Yoon, Long Sheng Ma, Jun Ye, John L. Hall

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Abstract

We have established a portable I 2-stabilized Nd:YAG laser for the purpose of making wavelength standards at 532 nm and 1064 nm. All the optical parts of the laser system were arranged on a 45 cm × 45 cm breadboard. The system was transported from NRLM to JILA for frequency comparison. The results of the comparison show that the Allan Variance of the portable laser reached < 3 × 10 -13 when the integration time τ is larger than 100 s. The frequency differences between the NRLM and JILA lasers during 3-day measurements were consistent within ± 35 Hz (at 1064 nm), but the matrix-averaged standard deviation of about 310 Hz, and offset are regarded as not yet fully satisfactory. The stability of the portable laser was further improved to about 3 × 10 -14 (at the flicker floor, τ = 300 s) by using a longer iodine cell and several frequency stabilization techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.E. Decker, N Brown
Pages2-10
Number of pages9
Volume3477
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventRecent Developments in Optical Gauge Block Metrology - San DIego, CA, United States
Duration: 1998 Jul 201998 Jul 21

Other

OtherRecent Developments in Optical Gauge Block Metrology
CountryUnited States
CitySan DIego, CA
Period98/7/2098/7/21

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Keywords

  • Comparison of laser frequency
  • High resolution spectroscopy
  • Laser frequency stabilization
  • Modulation-transfer spectroscopy
  • Optical frequency standard
  • Wavelength standard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Hong, F. L., Ishikawa, J., Yoon, T. H., Ma, L. S., Ye, J., & Hall, J. L. (1998). A portable I 2-stabilized Nd: YAG laser for wavelength standards at 532 nm and 1064 nm. In J. E. Decker, & N. Brown (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3477, pp. 2-10) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.323092

A portable I 2-stabilized Nd : YAG laser for wavelength standards at 532 nm and 1064 nm. / Hong, Feng Lei; Ishikawa, Jun; Yoon, Tai Hyun; Ma, Long Sheng; Ye, Jun; Hall, John L.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J.E. Decker; N Brown. Vol. 3477 1998. p. 2-10.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hong, FL, Ishikawa, J, Yoon, TH, Ma, LS, Ye, J & Hall, JL 1998, A portable I 2-stabilized Nd: YAG laser for wavelength standards at 532 nm and 1064 nm. in JE Decker & N Brown (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3477, pp. 2-10, Recent Developments in Optical Gauge Block Metrology, San DIego, CA, United States, 98/7/20. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.323092
Hong FL, Ishikawa J, Yoon TH, Ma LS, Ye J, Hall JL. A portable I 2-stabilized Nd: YAG laser for wavelength standards at 532 nm and 1064 nm. In Decker JE, Brown N, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3477. 1998. p. 2-10 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.323092
Hong, Feng Lei ; Ishikawa, Jun ; Yoon, Tai Hyun ; Ma, Long Sheng ; Ye, Jun ; Hall, John L. / A portable I 2-stabilized Nd : YAG laser for wavelength standards at 532 nm and 1064 nm. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J.E. Decker ; N Brown. Vol. 3477 1998. pp. 2-10
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