Abstract

We present an erbium-doped mode-locked fiber laser comprising two all-optical control mechanisms acting on the carrier envelope offset (CEO)-frequency as well as the repetition frequency. The laser’s repetition frequency is stabilized via optically pumping a distinct ytterbium-doped fiber module. By proving that additionally controlling the pump power of the erbium-doped gain fiber acts sufficiently complementary on the laser’s CEO-frequency compared with repetition frequency stabilization, we demonstrate the feasibility of this concept for an all-optically controlled frequency comb in an all-fiber setup.

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Gross, P.

T. Walbaum, M. Löser, P. Gross, and C. Fallnich, Appl. Phys. B 102, 743 (2011).
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D. Jones, S. Diddams, J. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. Windeler, J. Hall, and S. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
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Harth, A.

Hartl, I.

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H. Hundertmark, D. Wandt, C. Fallnich, N. Haverkamp, and H. R. Telle, Opt. Express 12, 770 (2004).
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N. Haverkamp, H. Hundertmark, C. Fallnich, and H. R. Telle, Appl. Phys. B 78, 321 (2004).
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Hellwig, T.

Hirano, M.

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Hong, F. L.

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Kärtner, F. X.

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S. Rieger, T. Hellwig, T. Walbaum, and C. Fallnich, Opt. Express 21, 4889 (2013).
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[CrossRef]

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D. Jones, S. Diddams, J. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. Windeler, J. Hall, and S. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
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Ycas, G. G.

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N. Haverkamp, H. Hundertmark, C. Fallnich, and H. R. Telle, Appl. Phys. B 78, 321 (2004).
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T. Walbaum, M. Löser, P. Gross, and C. Fallnich, Appl. Phys. B 102, 743 (2011).
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Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Experimental setup of the fiber laser under test (master laser) from Ref. [3]. LD1, laser diode pumping the erbium gain fiber; LD2, laser diode pumping the ytterbium fiber module; RWDM, reflective wavelength division multiplexer; WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; PC, polarization controller; PBS, fiber-coupled polarizing beam splitter. (b) Schematic setup of the slave laser used for relative CEO-frequency measurements (see [14] for details), as well as the measurement setup. SAM, semiconductor saturable absorber mirror; PD, high-speed InGaAs photodiode; RFSA, radio-frequency spectrum analyzer.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Measured repetition frequencies of the master laser with active stabilization while modulating the erbium pump current with 1 Hz. (b) Time window of the corresponding measurements of the CEO-frequency differences between master and slave lasers, with modulated erbium pump (solid red curve) and with free-running CEO-frequency (black dashed curve). (c) Power spectral density of the CEO-frequency difference time traces from (b).

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