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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 20 — Oct. 4, 2004
  • pp: 4999–5004

Fiber-laser-based frequency comb with a tunable repetition rate

B. R. Washburn, R. W. Fox, N. R. Newbury, J. W. Nicholson, K. Feder, P. S. Westbrook, and C. G. Jørgensen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 20, pp. 4999-5004 (2004)

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A phase-locked, self-referenced frequency comb generated by a mode-locked fiber soliton laser with a tunable repetition rate is presented. The spacing of the frequency comb is set by the laser’s repetition rate, which can be scanned from 49.3 MHz to 50.1 MHz while one tooth of the comb is held phase-locked to a stable RF source. This variable repetition-rate frequency comb should be useful for wavelength and length metrology, synchronization of different fiber laser-based frequency combs, and the generation of precise swept wavelength sources.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 10, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2004
Published: October 4, 2004

Brian Washburn, R. Fox, N. Newbury, J. Nicholson, K. Feder, P. Westbrook, and C. Jørgensen, "Fiber-laser-based frequency comb with a tunable repetition rate," Opt. Express 12, 4999-5004 (2004)

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