Doppler Global Velocimeters (DGV) requires a narrow bandwidth laser beam which can be accurately tuned to a desired frequency. One laser used for this application is an ND-YAG which is seeded using a laser diode. By adjusting the laser diode output, the frequency of the ND-YAG laser beam can be modified. This technique also narrows the bandwidth of the laser frequency to below 100 MHz. Monitoring this output is difficult due to the 9 ns pulse duration which makes normal interferometry techniques ineffective for the 10 to 20 MHz frequency resolution required. This paper will describe a system constructed to monitor the frequency in real time which can be used in conjunction with a DGV system to correct for laser frequency drift. The particular ND-YAG system response and stability will be presented and discussed in relationship to DGV system accuracy.

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