Accession Number : AD0164392

Title :   Apparatus for Locking the Frequency of a Laser to an Atomic Absorption Line.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schlossberg,Howard

Report Date : 03 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes an apparatus made up of a laser and a compound optical resonator which locks the frequency of the laser to the atomic absorption line of a gas having a narrow absorption line and which is placed within the compound resonator. The gas sufficiently destroys the interference effects of the resonator thereby lowering the loss of the resonator to a valve for which the laser will oscillate. This oscillation frequency is thus locked to the frequency of the absorption line of the gas.

Descriptors :   *Gas lasers, *Frequency stabilizers, *Patents, Resonators, Interferometers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE