Locking lasers with large FM noise to high Q cavities

Lingze Duan, Kurt Gibble

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Abstract

We have demonstrated that an external-cavity diode laser can be directly locked to a high Q cavity. Lock can be acquired with a conventional analog servo even though the laser frequency sweeps through the cavity resonance in less than the cavity build-up time. We discuss the distortions of the Pound-Drever-Hall error signals in this regime and experimentally and theoretically show that a servo can acquire lock. We discuss a model of lock acquisition and experimentally show that the capture range is in fact much larger than that predicted from a linear model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 Joint IEEE International Frequency Controlo Symposium (FCS) and Precise Tome and Time INterval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages928-931
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780390539, 9780780390539
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Event2005 Joint IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (FCS) and Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 29 2005Aug 31 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and Exposition
Volume2005

Other

Other2005 Joint IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (FCS) and Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period8/29/058/31/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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