Frequency stabilization and measurements of 543 nm HeNe lasers

Wang Yau Cheng, Yi Shi Chen, Chun Yen Cheng, Jow Tsong Shy, Tyson Lin

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In this paper we report our investigations on the frequency stabilization and frequency measurements of 543 nm HeNe laser. It contains following four different works. (1) Using a metal laser tube we have built an iodine-stabilized 543 nm HeNe laser by the Frequency-Modulation (FM) spectroscopy. The signal-to-noise ratio of the hyperfine spectrum reached 2×10-12 at 1 s sampling time. (2) We have built a compact iodine-stabilized 543 nm HeNe laser system using the third-harmonic locking technique. Stability better than 1×10-12 for sampling time >1 s is obtained. We also suggest the b10 line for the future recommendation. (3) We constructed the Lamb-dip stabilized He-20Ne and He-22Ne lasers and measured their frequency stability, reproducibility, and absolute frequencies. The results suggest that the Lamb-dip stabilized lasers are appropriate for secondary wavelength standards. We have also deduced the isotope shift of Ne atom at 543 nm. (4) We have developed two two-mode stabilized 543 nm HeNe lasers using the bang-bang control method. The Allan variance is 1×10-11 at 1 s sampling time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-311
Number of pages13
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000


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