3 December 2014 Frequency stabilization based on high finesse glass-ceramic Fabry-Perot cavity for a 632.8-nm He-Ne laser
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A frequency stabilization technique for a 632.8nm He-Ne laser with a high finesse Fabry-Perot cavity is introduced in this paper. The resonant frequency of the cavity is taken as the frequency standard .In this system the Fabry-Perot cavity is composed of a glass-ceramic spacer, with thermal expansion coefficient smaller than 2×10-8/°C , which means an excellent thermal stabilization which greatly decreases the thermal impacts on the cavity length in the desired constant-temperature environment.The intra-cavity spherical mirror is specially designed, which makes the Fabry-cavity a sensor element in our subsequent experiments for a new practical optical accelerometer .Both cavity mirrors were custom made in our laboratory which have reflectivities greater than 99.995% at 632.8nm, so the Fabry–Perot cavity has a finesse of about 62830. The half-maximum transmission line width is about 55.48 KHz and the free spectral range is 3.5GHz .In the experimental setup, we adopt the frequency stabilization circuit with small dithering .With proper dithering voltage, the laser can be precisely locked to the Fabry-Perot cavity minimum reflection point. Theoretically the frequency stability can reach 10-10 order.
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Tingting Fu, Kaiyong Yang, Zhongqi Tan, Zhifu Luo, Suyong Wu, "Frequency stabilization based on high finesse glass-ceramic Fabry-Perot cavity for a 632.8-nm He-Ne laser", Proc. SPIE 9297, International Symposium on Optoelectronic Technology and Application 2014: Laser and Optical Measurement Technology; and Fiber Optic Sensors, 92971H (3 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2072696; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2072696
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