We compare two methods for the generation of light pulses across the visible spectral band starting from a 1.55µm fiber laser. Particular advantages of either technique are discussed for applications in frequency metrology and microscopy.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
F. Tauser, A. Zach, F. Lison, F. Adler, K. Moutzouris, and A. Leitenstorfer, "Two Alternative Approaches to Broadband Visible Light Generation with Mode-Locked Erbium Fiber Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JWB37.
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