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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 17 — Aug. 18, 2008
  • pp: 12624–12631

Long-term carrier-envelope-phase stabilization of a femtosecond laser by the direct locking method

Jae-hwan Lee, Yong Soo Lee, Juyun Park, Tae Jun Yu, and Chang Hee Nam  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 12624-12631 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012624


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Abstract

We have developed a practical solution to implement the direct locking method for the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) stabilization of femtosecond laser pulses and achieved 24-hour CEP stabilization without realignment of any optical components. The direct locking method realizes the CEP stabilization in the time domain by directly quenching the beat signal from an f-to-2f interferometer and, thereby, locking every pulse to a same CEP. We have accomplished the long-term CEP stabilization using commercially available standard feedback electronics, and maintained the CEP stabilization with low jitter without using any frequency-analyzing components, greatly facilitating the accessibility of the CEP stabilization.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2008
Published: August 6, 2008

Citation
Jae-hwan Lee, Yong Soo Lee, Juyun Park, Tae Jun Yu, and Chang Hee Nam, "Long-term carrier-envelope-phase stabilization of a femtosecond laser by the direct locking method," Opt. Express 16, 12624-12631 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-17-12624


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