BYU

Abstract by Paige Price

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Presenter's Name

Paige Price

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

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Department

Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Advisor

Dallin Durfee

Title

Stabilizing Lasers by Analyzing Phase Noise

Abstract

External cavity diode lasers mode hop unexpectedly and often.  Based on previous measurements by others in the field, we have theorized that a substantial amount of phase noise occurs when a laser is about to switch modes.  We are creating a system which monitors phase noise and makes the necessary adjustments to maintain laser stability.