Abstract

Generation of low-timing-jitter 150fs pulse trains at 1560nm with 2GHz repetition rate is demonstrated by locking a 200MHz fundamental polarization additive-pulse mode-locked erbium fiber laser to high-finesse external Fabry–Perot cavities. The timing jitter and relative intensity noise of the repetition-rate multiplied pulse train are investigated.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. λ 4 , quarter-wave plate; λ 2 , half-wave plate; SMF, single-mode fiber; M1–M2, FP mirrors; PBS, polarizing beam splitter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured rf spectra of the pulse trains from the external FP cavities, detected with a 10 GHz photodetector. (a) F = 200 , (b) F = 2000 .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Optical spectra of the pulse trains before (solid curve) and after (dashed–dotted curve) the FP cavity. (b) Interferometric autocorrelation of the pulse train directly from the 200 MHz seed laser. (c) Interferometric autocorrelation of the amplified pulse train at the output of the 2 GHz cavity with F = 200 .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured phase noise of the 2 GHz (harmonic) of the seed laser (solid curve) and the 2 GHz fundamental output from the FP-cavity (dashed curve) and integrated timing jitter starting from 10 MHz down to 10 Hz (dashed–dotted curve).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

RIN measurements: (a) pulse train directly from the 200 MHz seed laser, (b) pulse train after the 2 GHz cavity with F = 200 without f ceo stabilization, (c) pulse train after the 2 GHz cavity with F = 2000 without feedback, (d) pulse train after the 2 GHz cavity with F = 2000 with feedback.

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Table 1 Integrated RIN Measurement Results for Various Cases

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