Sub-kHz-level relative stabilization of an intracavity doubled continuous wave optical parametric oscillator using Pound-Drever-Hall scheme

Oussama Mhibik, David Paboeuf, Cyril Drag, Fabien Bretenaker

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Abstract

We report the relative frequency stabilization of an intracavity frequency doubled singly resonant optical parametric oscillator on a Fabry-Perot étalon. The red/orange radiation produced by the frequency doubling of the intracavity resonant idler is stabilized using the Pound-Drever-Hall locking technique. The relative frequency noise of this orange light, when integrated from 1 Hz to 50 kHz, corresponds to a standard deviation of 700 Hz. The frequency noise of the pump laser is shown experimentally to be transferred to the non resonant signal beam.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18049-18057
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2011

Keywords

  • frequency stabilization
  • optical parametric oscillator
  • pump laser

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