Abstract

An optical frequency comb based on Yb:ring fiber laser was demonstrated. This is the first time, to our knowledge, fceo has been generated directly from the oscillator without further amplifications above 500 MHz repetition rate. The signal-to-noise ratio of the offset frequency was above 40 dB at 300 kHz resolution bandwidth, which supports easy stabilization. The offset frequency was stabilized for more than 6 h in an open air environment without temperature control. The stabilized repetition rate has an in-loop tracking stability of 4.46×1013/τ1/2.

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A. Bartels, R. Cerna, C. Kistner, A. Thoma, F. Hudert, C. Janke, and T. Dekorsy, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 035107 (2007).
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Science (1)

A. Bartels, D. Heinecke, and S. A. Diddams, Science 326, 681 (2009).
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T. Wilken, T. W. Hänsch, Th. Udem, T. Steinmetz, R. Holzwarth, A. Manescau, G. Lo Curto, L. Pasquini, and C. Lovis, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CMHH3.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of 500 MHz frequency comb based on Yb ring fiber laser (PBS, polarization beam splitter; FR, Faraday rotator; λ/2, half-wave plate; λ/4, quarter-wave plate; YDF, Yb-doped fiber; PCF, photonic crystal fiber; BPF, band pass filter; PD, photonic detector; APD, avalanche photonic detector; SYN, synthesizer; LPF, low pass filter).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Octave-spanning spectrum generation.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

40 dB SNR fceo beat signal, the inset: 220 kHz linewidth fceo signal with Lorentzian fits at 10 kHz resolution bandwidth.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Residual fluctuations of the second harmonic of the repetition rate and (b) the Allan deviation calculated by data shown in (a).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Residual fluctuations of the offset frequency.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Phase noise PSD of the second-order harmonic repetition rate (free running, after stabilization) and the Rb clock.

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