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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 21 — Oct. 18, 2004
  • pp: 5258–5262

1.05-μm mode-locked Ytterbium fiber laser stabilized with the pulse train from a 1.54-μm laser diode

Matei Rusu, Robert Herda, and Oleg G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 21, pp. 5258-5262 (2004)

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Using cross-phase modulation in an optical fiber, we synchronized the pulse train from a mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser operating at 1.05 μm to an external optical master signal. The optical master source based on a 1.54 μm distributed feedback (DFB) diode laser was driven by the clock signal and was used as a seed source. The amplified seed pulses are launched into the fiber cavity and synchronize the mode-locked pulses through cross-phase modulation. The master clock signal is electronically generated, benefiting from inherent stability and repeatability. Due to its simplicity, this technique provides an attractive alternative to the traditional scheme that uses an independent mode-locked laser as source of seed signal. Since the approach is flexible and generally applicable, we expect this stabilization method to have a good potential for use in metrology and optical communications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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Original Manuscript: September 29, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2004
Published: October 18, 2004

Matei Rusu, Robert Herda, and Oleg Okhotnikov, "1.05-µm mode-locked Ytterbium fiber laser stabilized with the pulse train from a 1.54-µm laser diode," Opt. Express 12, 5258-5262 (2004)

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