Systems and Hardware for Cavity-Stabilized Lasers

About Stable Laser Systems

Stable Laser Systems opened for business in September 2009. We are located in Boulder, Colorado, home to some of the most innovative thinking in laser stabilization at NIST and JILA, and some excellent mirror making companies. Our specialty is providing solutions to demanding laser stabilization requirements, for which we utilize our own experience in laser stabilization, the cavities and mirrors of ATFilms, words of wisdom from Jan Hall, and sustained contact with researchers and new developments at JILA and NIST.

Mark Notcutt, PhD

Mark Notcutt, founder of Stable Laser Systems

After years working in laser frequency stabilization with the best in the field, Mark saw an opportunity to create user-friendly products and systems to allow any researcher to apply high-performance frequency stabilized lasers to their work. Mark moved to Boulder after a working visit to Leo Holberg's lab at NIST. He went on to work in Jan Hall's group at JILA, and gained industry experience at Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies before founding SLS. Mark studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and did a post-doc at the University of Western Australia.

John "Jan" Hall, PhD, Nobel Laureate

Nobel Laureate Jan Hall, 2005

Known for his Peanuts lunchbox, Jan has learned a thing or two about laser frequency stabilization over the course of his career. This was recognized in 2005 when he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in precision spectroscopy and the optical frequency comb technique. In addition to offering guidance and a having a critical look at electronic designs at SLS, Jan remains active at JILA, is a senior fellow emeritus at NIST, and consults through Hall Stable Lasers. A native of Colorado, Jan holds over 20 honors and awards for work in his field. His web pages have the details: Hall Stable Lasers and JILA.

Advanced Thin Films

AT Films logo

Stable Laser Systems was co-founded by the founders of Advanced Thin Films, a world leader in low-loss optics and high finesse cavities. SLS works closely with Advanced Thin Films on cavity specification and measurement to make your cavity development efficient.


Contact Stable Lasers

Stable Laser Systems
4946 63rd Street, Suite B
Boulder, CO 80301

Phone: +1-303 570 1806 (Mark Notcutt)
Phone: +1-303 542 0427 (Lab)
Fax: +1-303 542 0428

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The SLS Advantage

  • Prompt delivery of our precision engineered parts get experiments underway quickly. Off the shelf and custom components and systems are delivered with a modest increase upon the cavity fabrication lead time.
  • A multi-year warranty guarantees performance for years of trouble-free operation. If repair or retrofit is required, stock designs make changes fast and painless.
  • Full testing and precision characterization against comparable optical systems accompanies all systems. Such metrics provide peace of mind for new laboratories and new wavelength projects that need optical precision but not the overhead needed for such measurements.
  • Complete system documentation and user manuals are ideal for academic laboratories, multi-user facilities, and other laboratories with high user throughput.
  • Personal support and proven engineering of previous orders by our team of experienced engineers and scientists solidifies our reputation for delivering robust systems and keeping then operating for the long term.

Accelerate your research with our expert solutions and service.


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