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Applied Physics B

, 124:228 | Cite as

A vibration-insensitive-cavity design holds impact of higher than \(100g\)

  • Bin-Kai Tao
  • Qun-Feng Chen
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Abstract

In this paper, we report a robust and vibration insensitive optical cavity design. The robustness of the supporting structure was tested by dropping an aluminum and a ULE cavity model mounted in the supporting frame onto an optical table from a height of about 250 and 20 mm repetitively. The impact acceleration on hitting the table was estimated to be higher than \(100g\). The success of the test demonstrated that the design was very robust. Meanwhile, the vibration sensitivities of the cavity in three orthogonal directions were measured to be \(0.8\times 10^{-10}/g\), \(2.5\times 10^{-10}/g\) and \(1.5\times 10^{-10}/g\), respectively. The robustness and low vibration sensitivity suggested that the design was suitable for transportable system and might be a good candidate for space applications.

Keywords

Optical cavity Ultra-stable laser Transportable Space 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We acknowledge Y. Wang, H.Y. Sun, and Y.Q. Xu for their fruitful helps and discussions. This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 91636110, the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Grant No. XDB21010300, National Key R&D Program of China (2017YFA0304403), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and MathematicsChinese Academy of SciencesWuhanChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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