We present experimental results demonstrating controllable dispersion in a ring laser by monitoring the lasing-frequency response to cavity-length variations. Pumping on an N-type level configuration in Rb-87, we tailor the intra- cavity dispersion slope by varying experimental parameters, such as pump-laser frequency, atomic density, and pump power. As a result, we can tune the pulling factor, i.e., the ratio of the laser frequency shift to the empty cavity frequency shift, of our laser by more than an order of magnitude. (C) 2017 Optical Society of America
Kutzke, Demetrious T.; Wolfe, Owen; Rochester, Simon M.; Budker, Dmitry; Novikova, Irina; and Mikhailov, Eugeniy E., Tailorable dispersion in a four-wave mixing laser (2017). OPTICS LETTERS, 42(14).