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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — Mar. 8, 2004
  • pp: 770–775

Phase-locked carrier-envelope-offset frequency at 1560 nm

Holger Hundertmark, Dieter Wandt, Carsten Fallnich, Nils Haverkamp, and Harald R. Telle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 770-775 (2004)

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We report on the measurement of an Erbium-fiber oscillator’s carrier-envelope-offset frequency using an extruded SF6 photonic crystal fiber for the generation of a more than two octave-spanning supercontinuum from 400 nm to beyond 1750 nm. A modified type of f-2f-interferometer was employed, beating the frequency doubled input signal of the fiber oscillator with the supercontinuum to generate the carrier-envelope-offset beat. Controlling the fiber oscillator’s pump power with an electronic feedback loop, we phase-locked the carrier-envelope-offset frequency to an external reference source. The resulting residual phase excursions correspond to fractional frequency instabilities of the oscillator’s frequency comb of the order of 10-16 for averaging times longer than 10 s.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2004
Published: March 8, 2004

Holger Hundertmark, Dieter Wandt, Carsten Fallnich, Nils Haverkamp, and Harald Telle, "Phase-locked carrier-envelope-offset frequency at 1560 nm," Opt. Express 12, 770-775 (2004)

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