Laser frequency stabilization by means of optical self-heterodyne beat-frequency control

C. Greiner*, B. Boggs, Tsaipei Wang, T. W. Mossberg

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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel frequency-stabilization scheme that provides linewidth narrowing and at the same time is compatible with high-speed frequency agility. The method relies on sensing and control of a heterodyne beat signal derived from a fiber interferometer and functions in the absence of a fixed reference frequency. Our demonstration utilizes a short-external-cavity diode laser equipped with an intracavity electro-optic crystal for frequency correction. The stabilization method is shown to suppress impressed laser frequency modulation by nearly 2 orders of magnitude. Without further modification of our scheme we also demonstrate laser frequency tuning control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1280-1282
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume23
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Aug 1998

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