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dc.contributor.advisorCooper, A.W.
dc.contributor.authorKnolhoff, Larry Edward
dc.dateMarch 1980
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T21:01:58Z
dc.date.available2012-11-16T21:01:58Z
dc.date.issued1980
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/19062
dc.description.abstractStudies have been conducted of the frequency stabilization of the output from a Sylvania 941 Carbon Dioxide laser by active comparison with a Stark-tuned NH(2)D line center in an absorption cell. A dithered Stark voltage gave a peak-detection correction signal fed back to a PZT mounted laser resonator mirror to control the cavity optical length. Operation of an integrator incorporated in the feedback loop to improve the system stability has been investigated. A method was demonstrated of using the integrator to locate the desired laser vibronic transition by scanning the laser through its spectral signature prior to initiation of servo operation. An unexpected discontinuity in the absorption lineshape of a Stark-tunable cell was discovered which made the cell unsuitable for generation of the feedback signal. A new and more versatile Stark cell was designed for test and evaluation of cell plate configuration and fabrication.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/starkcellstabili1094519062
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPhysicsen_US
dc.titleStark cell stabilization of a CO(2) laseren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderCrittenden, E. C., Jr.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physics and Chemistry
dc.subject.authorLaseren_US
dc.subject.authorStabilizationen_US
dc.subject.authorStarken_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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