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Frequency stabilization to 6 x 10(-16) via spectral-hole burning

Thorpe, Michael J.; Rippe, Lars LU ; Fortier, Tara M.; Kirchner, Matthew S. and Rosenband, Till (2011) In Nature Photonics 5(11). p.689-694
Abstract
We demonstrate two-stage laser stabilization based on a combination of Fabry-Perot and spectral-hole burning techniques. The laser is first pre-stabilized by the Fabry-Perot cavity to a fractional-frequency stability of sigma(y)(tau) < 1 x 10(-13). A pattern of multiple spectral holes written in the absorption spectrum of Eu3+:Y2SiO5 serves to further stabilize the laser to sigma(y)(tau) <= 6 x 10(-16) for 2 s <= tau <= 8 s. We also measure the frequency sensitivity of Eu3+:Y2SiO5 spectral holes to environmental perturbations including temperature (16 kHz K-2), pressure (211.4 Hz Pa-1) and acceleration (7 x 10(-12) g(-1)). Each spectral hole sensitivity parameter is lower than the corresponding parameter for Fabry-Perot... (More)
We demonstrate two-stage laser stabilization based on a combination of Fabry-Perot and spectral-hole burning techniques. The laser is first pre-stabilized by the Fabry-Perot cavity to a fractional-frequency stability of sigma(y)(tau) < 1 x 10(-13). A pattern of multiple spectral holes written in the absorption spectrum of Eu3+:Y2SiO5 serves to further stabilize the laser to sigma(y)(tau) <= 6 x 10(-16) for 2 s <= tau <= 8 s. We also measure the frequency sensitivity of Eu3+:Y2SiO5 spectral holes to environmental perturbations including temperature (16 kHz K-2), pressure (211.4 Hz Pa-1) and acceleration (7 x 10(-12) g(-1)). Each spectral hole sensitivity parameter is lower than the corresponding parameter for Fabry-Perot cavities, suggesting that spectral holes can be more frequency-stable. (Less)
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1749-4885
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10.1038/NPHOTON.2011.215
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  abstract     = {We demonstrate two-stage laser stabilization based on a combination of Fabry-Perot and spectral-hole burning techniques. The laser is first pre-stabilized by the Fabry-Perot cavity to a fractional-frequency stability of sigma(y)(tau) &lt; 1 x 10(-13). A pattern of multiple spectral holes written in the absorption spectrum of Eu3+:Y2SiO5 serves to further stabilize the laser to sigma(y)(tau) &lt;= 6 x 10(-16) for 2 s &lt;= tau &lt;= 8 s. We also measure the frequency sensitivity of Eu3+:Y2SiO5 spectral holes to environmental perturbations including temperature (16 kHz K-2), pressure (211.4 Hz Pa-1) and acceleration (7 x 10(-12) g(-1)). Each spectral hole sensitivity parameter is lower than the corresponding parameter for Fabry-Perot cavities, suggesting that spectral holes can be more frequency-stable.},
  author       = {Thorpe, Michael J. and Rippe, Lars and Fortier, Tara M. and Kirchner, Matthew S. and Rosenband, Till},
  issn         = {1749-4885},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
  pages        = {689--694},
  publisher    = {Nature Publishing Group},
  series       = {Nature Photonics},
  title        = {Frequency stabilization to 6 x 10(-16) via spectral-hole burning},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NPHOTON.2011.215},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2011},
}