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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 12, 2006
  • pp: 5223–5231

Long-term measurement of optical frequencies using a simple, robust and low-noise fiber based frequency comb

Hajime Inaba, Yuta Daimon, Feng-Lei Hong, Atsushi Onae, Kaoru Minoshima, Thomas R. Schibli, Hirokazu Matsumoto, Masaaki Hirano, Toshiaki Okuno, Masashi Onishi, and Masataka Nakazawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 5223-5231 (2006)

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We have developed a fiber-based frequency comb system consisting of a simple mode-locked fiber laser and a backward pumping amplifier combined with a highly nonlinear fiber with a short zero-dispersion wavelength. As a result, the signal to noise ratio of the obtained carrier-envelope-offset frequency beat is larger than 45 dB at a bandwidth of 100 kHz. Furthermore, we have succeeded in measuring the optical frequencies of a 1542-nm acetylene-stabilized laser and a 532-nm iodine-stabilized Nd:YAG laser continuously for more than one week using the fiber-based comb system. The long-term measurement revealed that the frequency stability of the iodine-stabilized laser was 5.7×10-15 with 100 000 s averaging.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: April 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2006
Published: June 12, 2006

Hajime Inaba, Yuta Daimon, Feng-Lei Hong, Atsushi Onae, Kaoru Minoshima, Thomas R. Schibli, Hirokazu Matsumoto, Masaaki Hirano, Toshiaki Okuno, Masashi Onishi, and Masataka Nakazawa, "Long-term measurement of optical frequencies using a simple, robust and low-noise fiber based frequency comb," Opt. Express 14, 5223-5231 (2006)

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