, Volume 83, Issue 4, pp 531-536
Date: 04 May 2006

Vibration-insensitive reference cavity for an ultra-narrow-linewidth laser

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We report a novel mounting of the reference cavity used for stabilization of the clock laser in an optical frequency standard. The cavity axis is oriented horizontally and the cavity is supported in its horizontal symmetry plane on four support points. The positions of the points were optimized by finite-element analysis. A sensitivity to accelerations of 1.5 kHz/(m/s2) in the vertical and 14 kHz/(m/s2) in the horizontal direction was measured, which is a reduction in the vertical sensitivity by two orders of magnitude compared to the usual support from below.


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