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Applied Physics B

, Volume 91, Issue 1, pp 29–33 | Cite as

Frequency-stabilized Nd:YVO4 thin-disk laser

  • H. StoehrEmail author
  • N. Rehbein
  • A. Douillet
  • J. Friebe
  • J. Keupp
  • T.E. Mehlstäubler
  • H. Wolff
  • E.M. Rasel
  • W. Ertmer
  • J. Gao
  • A. Giesen
Article

Abstract

We have developed a Nd:YVO4 thin-disk laser at 914 nm with single-frequency operation and active frequency stabilization to a low-finesse reference cavity. The spectral density of laser frequency noise is analysed by means of noise measurements at the error point of the frequency control loop. To address the 31S0→33P1 magnesium intercombination line at 457 nm, we use an external frequency doubling stage based on periodically poled KTiOPO4 for the generation of more than 150-mW output power at 457 nm. Optical beat signal measurements at 457 nm with a frequency-stable dye laser show a short-time line width of the thin-disk laser of less than 100 kHz.

Keywords

Frequency Noise Disk Laser Fast Fourier Transform Analyser Fourier Frequency Reference Cavity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Stoehr
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. Rehbein
    • 1
  • A. Douillet
    • 1
  • J. Friebe
    • 1
  • J. Keupp
    • 1
  • T.E. Mehlstäubler
    • 1
  • H. Wolff
    • 1
  • E.M. Rasel
    • 1
  • W. Ertmer
    • 1
  • J. Gao
    • 2
  • A. Giesen
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Quantum OpticsUniversity of HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Institut für StrahlwerkzeugeUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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