Applied Physics B

, Volume 71, Issue 2, pp 163–168 | Cite as

Frequency and intensity noise of an injection-locked Nd:YAG ring laser

  • D.J. Ottaway
  • P.J. Veitch
  • C. Hollitt
  • D. Mudge
  • M.W. Hamilton
  • J. Munch

Abstract.

Measurements of intensity and frequency noise of an injection-locked 5-W Nd:YAG laser are presented and compared with the predictions of models. We show that the output of the injection-locked laser has very low levels of noise, and that the measurements support the predictions of the models. Thus these models can confidently be used to predict the performance of high-power, injection-locked lasers being developed for gravity wave detection.

PACS: 42.55.Rz; 42.60.Lh; 95.55.Ym 

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© Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • D.J. Ottaway
    • 1
  • P.J. Veitch
    • 1
  • C. Hollitt
    • 1
  • D. Mudge
    • 1
  • M.W. Hamilton
    • 1
  • J. Munch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Mathematical Physics, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, Australia (Fax: +61-8/8232-6541, E-mail: pveitch@physics.adelaide.edu.au)AU

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