5-Year Frequency Stability of a Zeeman Stabilized Laser

Citation:
Sasagawa, GS, Zumberge MA.  1989.  5-Year Frequency Stability of a Zeeman Stabilized Laser. Applied Optics. 28:824-825.

Date Published:

Mar

Abstract:

A five-year record of the lockpoint frequency of a Zeeman stabilized laser shows an observed drift rate of 0.3 ± 0.5 MHz/yr following an initial drift of 5.7 ± 2.2 MHz/yr in the first eighteen months of intermittent operation. A second Zeeman laser drifted at a rate of -0.8 ± 1.0 MHz/yr over the last 2.5 yr; the frequency drift was -0.2 ± 0.6 MHz/yr over the last 3.3yr. Empirical temperature correctionsto laser frequency measurements produce a slight variance reduction in the data but no effective bias in the drift estimates.

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DOI:

10.1364/AO.28.000824