Demonstration of Parametric Instability suppression through optical feedback

Vladimir Bossilkov, Jian Liu, Carl Blair, Chunnong Zhao, Li Ju

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We demonstrate the suppression of parametric instability using through optical actuation in an electro-optical feedback loop, stabilising the high order optical mode content in an 80 metre long Fabry-Perot cavity. The loop suppression of the high order mode is achieved by injecting a high order mode with the same frequency and opposite phase. Frequency matching is achieved by measuring the beat note signal between the fundamental and high order mode in transmission of the cavity and applying that signal to an electro-optical modulator to create the required frequency sideband. Spatial mode matching of the sideband to the high order mode is accomplished through the inherent mode overlap between the input injected beam and the high order mode of the cavity. The paper presents the theoretical analysis and experimental demonstration of parametric instability suppression, for an instability which would normally ring up with a parametric gain of approximately 2.5.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022


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