Narrow-band phase noise measurement around an electro-optically applied, RF phase modulation of a laser field

Clubley, D.A., Newton, G.P., Skeldon, K.D., Strain, K.A. and Hough, J. (2001) Narrow-band phase noise measurement around an electro-optically applied, RF phase modulation of a laser field. Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 3(3), 196 -199. (doi: 10.1088/1464-4258/3/3/308)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1464-4258/3/3/308

Abstract

Light from a monolithic Nd:YAG non-planar ring oscillator laser was phase modulated using a low-phase-noise 12 MHz crystal oscillator driving a LiNbO<sub>3</sub> electro-optic modulator. An upper limit to the additional amplitude spectral density of phase noise arising from the modulation process was measured to be 4 × 10<sup>-8</sup> rad/ root Hz over an 800 Hz bandwidth around the modulation frequency. This noise is in addition to the intrinsic phase noise of the oscillator. This is significantly less than that required by the GEO 600 gravitational wave detector.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hough, Professor James and Newton, Dr Gavin and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Skeldon, Dr Kenneth
Authors: Clubley, D.A., Newton, G.P., Skeldon, K.D., Strain, K.A., and Hough, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
ISSN:1464-4258

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