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Whispering gallery mode resonators as optical reference cavities

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dc.contributor.author Baumgartel, Lukas
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Rob
dc.contributor.author Strekalov, Dmitry
dc.contributor.author Grudinin, Ivan
dc.contributor.author Yu, Nan
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-25T16:55:55Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-25T16:55:55Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-05
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Joint International Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum, San Francisco, California, May 2, 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43444
dc.description.abstract Highly stabilized lasers are an increasingly valuable tool for metrology. For many applications, however, existing Fabry Perot systems are too bulky and cumbersome. We are investigating the use of miniature monolithic whispering gallery mode resonators as reference cavities for laser stabilization. We seek to exploit the benefit of small size and vibration resistance by suppressing thermally induced frequency fluctuations. We have theoretically investigated the viability of using a thin-film coating to achieve temperature compensation. We have experimentally investigated an active temperature stabilization scheme based on birefringence in a crystalline resonator. We also report progress of laser locking to the resonators. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject atomic clocks en_US
dc.subject laser locking en_US
dc.subject optical frequency en_US
dc.title Whispering gallery mode resonators as optical reference cavities en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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