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Abstract by Paige Price

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Presenter's Name

Paige Price

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

Jarom Jackson
David McKenna
Dallin Durfee

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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. By monitoring this phase noise and making necessary adjustments, laser stability could possibly be maintained. We have developed an experiment to measure the phase noise to test our theory and determine the feasibility of this stabilization technique.