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Field-test of a robust, portable, frequency-stable laser

Published

Author(s)

David R. Leibrandt, Michael J. Thorpe, James C. Bergquist, Till P. Rosenband

Abstract

We operate a frequency-stable laser in a non-laboratory environment where the test platform is a passenger vehicle. We measure the acceleration experienced by the laser and actively correct for it to achieve a system acceleration sensitivity of df/f = 11(2)e-12/g, 6(2)e-12/g, and 4(1)e-12/g for accelerations in three orthogonal directions at 1 Hz. The acceleration spectrum and laser performance are evaluated with the vehicle both stationary and moving. The laser linewidth in the stationary vehicle with engine idling is 1.7(1) Hz.
Citation
Optics Express
Volume
19
Issue
11

Keywords

laser stabilization, optical resonators, vibration analysis
Created May 10, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017