A Fabry-Perot wavemeter for analyzing a pulsed laser operating in a single longitudinal mode with an injection-seeding technique has been constructed with an array detector. This wavemeter permits the real-time measurement of both the wavelength and the spectral effectiveness of the laser pulse produced at 10 Hz. The performance of the wavemeter is checked with a frequency-stabilized He-Ne laser and a double NdrYAG laser that operates in the single longitudinal mode. The precision of the wavemeter is found to be < 10 MHz. Also, we calculated the uncertainties in determining the wave number by processing a Fabry-Perot fringe pattern imaged on a linear-array detector. The calculation is done by changing the number of pixels of the array detector, the finesse of the Fabry-Perot etalon, the waist of the incident laser beam, and the magnitude of random noise.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering