Frequency noise suppression in a diode laser locked to a travelling wave resonator incorporating a Brewster prism

Vera Grishina, John Winterflood

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    Abstract

    A polarisation locking technique was applied to stabilise an extended cavity diode laser using a travelling wave resonator incorporating a Brewster prism. Despite the fact that the employed unbalanced detection was sensitive to optical power fluctuations, the in-loop photodetector measured 90 dB of noise suppression at 10 Hz in comparison to the free running frequency noise spectrum. Excess intensity noise measured with an out-of-loop detector, indicated the presence of correction-correlated noise in the output of the stabilised diode laser.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1668-1670
    JournalOptics Communications
    Volume281
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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