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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 17 — Aug. 22, 2005
  • pp: 6490–6496

Integrated self-referenced frequency-comb laser based on a combination of fiber and waveguide technology

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, M. E. Fermann, C. Langrock, and M. M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 17, pp. 6490-6496 (2005)

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An optically integrated self-referenced frequency comb laser is demonstrated. The system consists of a passively-modelocked Er-fiber laser, a butt-coupled periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide phase-sensor and an electronic feedback loop for carrier-envelope-offset (CEO) phase stabilization. The fceo-beat-signal has a linewidth of 62 kHz and is detected with a S/N-ratio of 40 dB, with greatly reduced pulse energy requirements compared to bulk crystal phase-sensors. To our knowledge this is the first self-referenced frequency-comb system entirely based on guided-wave technology.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Original Manuscript: July 15, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2005
Published: August 22, 2005

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, M. Fermann, C. Langrock, and M. Fejer, "Integrated self-referenced frequency-comb laser based on a combination of fiber and waveguide technology," Opt. Express 13, 6490-6496 (2005)

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