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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2497–2511

Carrier-envelope phase dynamics and noise analysis in octave-spanning Ti:sapphire lasers

Lia Matos, Oliver D. Mücke, Jian Chen, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2497-2511 (2006)

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We investigate the carrier-envelope phase dynamics of octave-spanning Ti:sapphire lasers and perform a complete noise analysis of the carrier-envelope phase stabilization. We model the effect of the laser dynamics on the residual carrier-envelope phase noise by deriving a transfer function representation of the octave-spanning frequency comb. The modelled phase noise and the experimental results show excellent agreement. This greatly enhances our capability of predicting the dependence of the residual carrier-envelope phase noise on the feedback loop filter, the carrier-envelope frequency control mechanism and the pump laser used.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Lia Matos, Oliver D. Mücke, Jian Chen, and Franz X. Kärtner, "Carrier-envelope phase dynamics and noise analysis in octave-spanning Ti:sapphire lasers," Opt. Express 14, 2497-2511 (2006)

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