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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 8 — Apr. 18, 2005
  • pp: 2969–2976

Novel method for carrier-envelope-phase stabilization of femtosecond laser pulses

Yong Soo Lee, Jae Hee Sung, Chang Hee Nam, Tae Jun Yu, and Kyung-Han Hong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 8, pp. 2969-2976 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.002969


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Abstract

The carrier-envelope phase (CEP) of femtosecond pulses from a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser is stabilized using a novel method operating in the time domain. This is a direct and relatively simple method for stabilizing the CEP of femtosecond laser pulses, compared to the conventional method based on phase-locked loop. Using this method, we have directly locked the pulse-to-pulse CEP slip to zero with an in-loop phase jitter of 0.05 rad. Out-of-loop measurement has revealed a comparable phase jitter of 0.1 rad, verifying a good performance of this locking technique. The capability of electrical CEP modulation is also demonstrated.

© 2005 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:
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History
Original Manuscript: March 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2005
Published: April 18, 2005

Citation
Yong Soo Lee, Jae Sung, Chang Nam, Tae Yu, and Kyung-Han Hong, "Novel method for carrier-envelope-phase stabilization of femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Express 13, 2969-2976 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-8-2969


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