Intensity stabilization of a solid-state laser for interferometric gravitational wave detectors
Author(s)Rollins, Jameson Graef, 1976-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
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A high-power, low noise photo-detector, in conjunction with a current shunt actuator has been used in an AC-coupled servo to stabilize the intensity of a 10 Watt continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser. A relative intensity noise of 1 x 10⁻⁸ [square root] Hz at 10 Hz has been achieved.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-71).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology