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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16269–16274

Broadband phase coherence between an ultrafast laser and an OPO using lock-to-zero CEO stabilization

Richard A. McCracken, Jinghua Sun, Christopher G. Leburn, and Derryck T. Reid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16269-16274 (2012)

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The carrier-envelope-offset frequencies of the pump, signal, idler and related second-harmonic and sum-frequency mixing pulses have been locked to 0 Hz in a 20-fs-Ti:sapphire-pumped optical parametric oscillator, satisfying a critical prerequisite for broadband optical pulse synthesis. With outputs spanning 400 - 3200 nm, this result represents the broadest zero-offset comb demonstrated to date.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2012
Published: July 2, 2012

Richard A. McCracken, Jinghua Sun, Christopher G. Leburn, and Derryck T. Reid, "Broadband phase coherence between an ultrafast laser and an OPO using lock-to-zero CEO stabilization," Opt. Express 20, 16269-16274 (2012)

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