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    • Keywords


      Laser; frequency stabilization; electronic switching; phase sensitive detection

    • Abstract


      A technique for frequency stabilization of an internal mirror He-Ne laser using phase sensitive detection without cavity length modulation is suggested. The orthogonally plane polarized modes are separated and then convered into two photoelectric signals using two photodetectors. The photoelectric signals are switched alternately so as to generate a square wave, whose amplitude is proportional to the intensity difference between the two orthogonal polarizations. A lock-in amplifier is used to detect this square wave, with the switching frequency as reference. The phase detected signal is used for thermal stabilization of the laser. The frequency stability of 5 × 10−9 was obtained with an integration time of 1 s.

    • Author Affiliations


      H S Dahiya1 V T Chitnis1 Kowsalya1 V D Dandawate1

      1. Length Standard Section, Standards Division, National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K S Krishnan Road, New Delhi - 110 012, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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