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OIDA Sponsored Webinar: The Physics and Techniques of Laser Stabilization

27 October 2020 9:00 - 10:00

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC -05:00)

A rigid Fabry-Perot etalon is the core of an ultrastable laser system. In the second part of our webinar miniseries on high precision metrology we will review in detail the physical characteristics of such an optical reference cavity:

  • Cylindrical and cubic cavity spacer geometry, demands on the temperature stabilization, vacuum levels, and vibration isolation, design of the highly reflective resonator mirrors, and more
  • Technical solutions enabling a high level of system integration and ensuring the high-end performance of the final product
  • System customization for a variety of applications
  • System demonstration: detecting a heterodyne beat between two ultrastable lasers, measuring and discussing the levels of stability and phase noise that are routinely achieved

Please find additional material and supplemental information for this presentation here.

This webinar is a two part series - click to view more information about the first webinar.


Sponsored By:



Dr. Nikola Bucalovic, Product Manager - Ultrastable Lasers, Menlo Systems

  • Physics Diploma – Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • PhD Physics, Laboratoire Temps-Fréquence, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Laser and Optics Specialist at ELI Beamlines, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Joined Menlo Systems in December 2019 as Product Manager Ultrastable Lasers





Dr. Maurice Lessing, Group Leader - Ultrastable Lasers, Menlo Systems

  • Physics studies in Munich (Germany) and St Andrews (United Kingdom)
  • EngD in Physics at the National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom)
  • Joined Menlo Systems in December 2015
    Dec 2015 – Apr 2020: Product Manager Optical Reference Systems
    since Feb 2017: Group Leader Optical Reference Systems




Dr. Dag Schmidt, Product Manager - Optical Frequency Combs, Menlo Systems

  • Physics studies in Karlsruhe and Tübingen (Germany)
  • PhD in Physics at the University of Tübingen (Germany)
  • Joined Menlo Systems in January 2017
    Jan. 2017 – June 2018: Field service engineer
    since June 2018: Product manager for optical frequency combs




The views expressed in this webinar do not reflect those of OIDA and The Optical Society. 

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