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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9531–9536

A low-threshold self-referenced Ti:Sapphire optical frequency comb

M.S. Kirchner, T.M. Fortier, A. Bartels, and S. A. Diddams  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9531-9536 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.009531


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Abstract

We demonstrate an octave-spanning, self-referenced optical frequency comb produced with a high-repetition-rate (frep=585 MHz) femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser that requires less than 1 W of 532 nm pump power. The frequency comb was stabilized to a CW laser as required for optical clocks and low noise frequency synthesis. These results should be relevant for applications that require more-compact and efficient frequency combs.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Citation
M. S. Kirchner, T. M. Fortier, A. Bartels, and S. A. Diddams, "A low-threshold self-referenced Ti:Sapphire optical frequency comb," Opt. Express 14, 9531-9536 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-20-9531


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