Abstract

An optically integrated self-referenced frequency comb laser is demonstrated. The system consists of a passively-modelocked Er-fiber laser, a butt-coupled periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide phase-sensor and an electronic feedback loop for carrier-envelope-offset (CEO) phase stabilization. The fceo-beat-signal has a linewidth of 62 kHz and is detected with a S/N-ratio of 40 dB, with greatly reduced pulse energy requirements compared to bulk crystal phase-sensors. To our knowledge this is the first self-referenced frequency-comb system entirely based on guided-wave technology.

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Advanced Solid-State Photonics

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, G. C. Cho, M. E. Fermann, T. R. Schibli, K. Minoshima, A. Onae, F.-L. Hong, H. Matsumoto, J. W. Nicolson, and M. F. Yan, "Carrier envelope phase locking of an in-line, low-noise Er fiber system," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed. (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2004), p. 176-178.

Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics

H. R. Telle, G. Steinmeyer, A. E. Dunlop, J. Stenger, D. H. Sutter, and U. Keller, "Carrier-envelope offset phase control: A novel concept for absolute optical frequency measurement and ultrashort pulse generation," Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics 69, 327-332 (1999).
[CrossRef]

CLEO/QELSP 2005

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, "Ultra-compact dispersion compensated femtosecond fiber oscillators and amplifiers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), CThG1.

Electron. Lett.

J. J. McFerran, E. N. Ivanov, A. Bartels, G. Wilpers, C. W. Oates, S. A. Diddams, and L. Hollberg, "Low-noise synthesis of microwave signals from an optical source," Electron. Lett. 41, 36-37 (2005).

OFC 2005

J. Y. Y. Leong, P. Petropoulos, S. Asimakis, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, R. C. Moore, K. Frampton, V. Finazzi, X. Feng, J. H. V. Price, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, "A lead silicate holey fiber with g=1860 W-1km-1 at 1550 nm," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2005), PDP22.

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

T. Udem, J. Reichert, R. Holzwarth, and T. W. Hänsch, "Absolute Optical Frequency Measurement of the Cesium D1 Line with a Mode-Locked Laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3568-3571 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Science

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[CrossRef]

L. S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, "Optical frequency synthesis and comparison with uncertainty at the 10(-19) level," Science 303, 1843-1845. (2004).
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Other

J. H. Hunt, "Satellite Location Determination System," US Patent #6,778,886 B2 (2004).

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