Applied Physics B

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 11–16

The fast frequency stabilisation of an argon laser to an optical resonator using an extra-cavity electro-optic modulator

  • G. A. Kerr
  • N. A. Robertson
  • J. Hough
  • C. N. Man
Contributed Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00691687

Cite this article as:
Kerr, G.A., Robertson, N.A., Hough, J. et al. Appl. Phys. B (1985) 37: 11. doi:10.1007/BF00691687

Abstract

A frequency stabilisation system for an argon laser is described, incorporating a fast piezoelectrically driven laser mirror and an extracavity electro-optic phase shifter. We show that results obtained with this method are potentially as good as those reported from systems which use fast intra-cavity modulators. This technique avoids the loss associated with an intra-cavity device, thus allowing higher power output, and so making it an attractive alternative to present stabilisation systems.

PACS

04.80 07.60 42.60 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Kerr
    • 1
  • N. A. Robertson
    • 1
  • J. Hough
    • 1
  • C. N. Man
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Natural PhilosophyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Laboratoire de l'Horloge AtomiqueCNRSOrsayFrance

Personalised recommendations