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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Oct. 16, 2006
  • pp: 9758–9763

Reduction of fast carrier-envelope phase jitter in femtosecond laser amplifiers

E. Moon, Chengquan Li, Zuoliang Duan, J. Tackett, K. L. Corwin, B. R. Washburn, and Zenghu Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 9758-9763 (2006)

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The phase noise of the f-to-2f interferometer used for stabilizing the carrier-envelope phase of a femtosecond laser oscillator was studied by adding a He-Ne laser beam co-propagating with the short pulse laser beam. The noise was reduced to ~60 mrad by stabilizing the optical path length difference of the interferometer. This suppressed the fast jitter of the carrier-envelope phase of the amplified laser pulses from 79 to 48 mrad.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2006
Published: October 16, 2006

E. Moon, Chengquan Li, Zuoliang Duan, J. Tackett, K. L. Corwin, B. R. Washburn, and Zenghu Chang, "Reduction of fast carrier-envelope phase jitter in femtosecond laser amplifiers," Opt. Express 14, 9758-9763 (2006)

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