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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 14186–14191

Amplitude and envelope phase noise of a modelocked laser predicted from its noise transfer function and the pump noise power spectrum

Theresa D. Mulder, Ryan P. Scott, and Brian H. Kolner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 14186-14191 (2008)

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The amplitude and envelope phase noise of a modelocked Ti:sapphire laser are predicted based on the power spectral density of the pump laser and the noise transfer process. Pump laser noise is found to transfer directly to the modelocked laser’s amplitude and phase noise power spectra through the noise transfer function (NTF) which is independently measured. We find good agreement between the shapes and absolute values of the predicted and measured Ti:sapphire AM and PM noise spectra except in regions where additional environmental influences affect the Ti:sapphire laser. The experiments were conducted with both a single-mode and a multi-mode diode-pumped solid-state pump laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2008
Published: August 26, 2008

Theresa D. Mulder, Ryan P. Scott, and Brian H. Kolner, "Amplitude and envelope phase noise of a modelocked laser predicted from its noise transfer function and the pump noise power spectrum," Opt. Express 16, 14186-14191 (2008)

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