Abstract

We report on a simple scheme to precisely control carrier-envelope phase of a nonlinear-polarization-rotation mode-locked self-started Yb-fiber laser system with an average output power of 7W and a pulse width of 130 fs. The offset frequency was locked to the repetition rate of 64.5MHz with a relative linewidth of 1.4MHz by using a self-referenced feed-forward scheme based on an acousto-optic frequency shifter. The phase noise and timing jitter were calculated to be 370 mrad and 120 as, respectively.

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Dudley, J. M.

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 113904 (2003).
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Fejer, M. M.

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T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, and T. W. Hansch, Nature 416, 233 (2002).
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R. J. Jones and J. Diels, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3288 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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S. Kokel, C. Grebing, H. Frei, A. Anderson, A. Assion, and G. Steinmeyer, Nat. Photonics 4, 462 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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Li, W.

H. Zhou, W. Li, and H. Zeng, Laser Phys. 21, 399 (2011).
[CrossRef]

W. Li, K. Yang, M. Yan, H. Zhou, J. Ding, and H. Zeng, Laser Phys. 21, 531 (2011).
[CrossRef]

W. Li, Q. Hao, M. Yan, and H. Zeng, Opt. Express 17, 10113 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lu, F.

Marcinkevicius, A.

A. Ruehl, A. Marcinkevicius, M. E. Fermann, and I. Hartl, Opt. Lett. 35, 3015 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkevicius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkevicius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, L. Nenadovic, and N. R. Newbury, Nat. Photonics 3, 351 (2009).
[CrossRef]

W. C. Swann, J. J. McFerran, I. Coddington, N. R. Newbury, I. Hartl, M. E. Fermann, P. S. Westbrook, J. W. Nicholson, K. S. Feder, C. Langrock, and M. M. Fejer, Opt. Lett. 31, 3046 (2006).
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K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 113904 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nicholson, J. W.

Ruehl, A.

Schibli, T. R.

T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkevicius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Steinmeyer, G.

S. Kokel, C. Grebing, H. Frei, A. Anderson, A. Assion, and G. Steinmeyer, Nat. Photonics 4, 462 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Swann, W. C.

Udem, T.

T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, and T. W. Hansch, Nature 416, 233 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Weber, K.

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 113904 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Westbrook, P. S.

Windeler, R. S.

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 113904 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Yan, M.

W. Li, K. Yang, M. Yan, H. Zhou, J. Ding, and H. Zeng, Laser Phys. 21, 531 (2011).
[CrossRef]

W. Li, Q. Hao, M. Yan, and H. Zeng, Opt. Express 17, 10113 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yang, K.

W. Li, K. Yang, M. Yan, H. Zhou, J. Ding, and H. Zeng, Laser Phys. 21, 531 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ye, J.

T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkevicius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yost, D. C.

T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkevicius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zeng, H.

W. Li, K. Yang, M. Yan, H. Zhou, J. Ding, and H. Zeng, Laser Phys. 21, 531 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhou, W. Li, and H. Zeng, Laser Phys. 21, 399 (2011).
[CrossRef]

W. Li, Q. Hao, M. Yan, and H. Zeng, Opt. Express 17, 10113 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, H.

W. Li, K. Yang, M. Yan, H. Zhou, J. Ding, and H. Zeng, Laser Phys. 21, 531 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhou, W. Li, and H. Zeng, Laser Phys. 21, 399 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys.

W. Li, K. Yang, M. Yan, H. Zhou, J. Ding, and H. Zeng, Laser Phys. 21, 531 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Zhou, W. Li, and H. Zeng, Laser Phys. 21, 399 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics

S. Kokel, C. Grebing, H. Frei, A. Anderson, A. Assion, and G. Steinmeyer, Nat. Photonics 4, 462 (2010).
[CrossRef]

I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, L. Nenadovic, and N. R. Newbury, Nat. Photonics 3, 351 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkevicius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nature

T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, and T. W. Hansch, Nature 416, 233 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

R. J. Jones and J. Diels, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3288 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 113904 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup. AOFS: acousto-optic frequency shifter; APD: silicon avalanche photodiode; BBO: beta-Barium Borate crystal; BF: band-pass filter; BS: beam splitter; DM: dichroic mirror; G: gratings; H. P.: half-wave plate; MO: micro-objective (×60); PCF: photonic crystal fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Supercontinuum generated from the photonic crystal fiber (a) in the visible region (400–1100 nm) and (b) in the near-infrared region (900–2500 nm). The two arrows indicate the spectral components used for generating the f0 beat signal.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The RF spectrum of (a) free-running fiber laser system with a RBW of 100 kHz and (b) the phase-controlled f0 beating signal centering at 64.5 MHz.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Power spectral density of shot-noise background (gray curve) and of the phase-controlled offset frequency (blue curve) with integrated phase noise (red curve) from 4 MHz to 100 kHz. (b) The phase-controlled beat signal.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Relative noise background in PCF varied with input-polarizations at 610 nm.

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