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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 2867–2873

Absolute frequency measurement of an acetylene stabilized laser using a selected single mode from a femtosecond fiber laser comb

Han Young Ryu, Sung Hun Lee, Won Kyu Lee, Han Seb Moon, and Ho Suhng Suh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 2867-2873 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.002867


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Abstract

We performed an absolute frequency measurement of an acetylene stabilized laser utilizing a femtosecond injection locking technique that can select one component among the fiber laser comb modes. The injection locking scheme has all the fiber configurations. Femtosecond comb lines of 250 MHz spacing based on the fiber femtosecond laser were used for injection locking of a distributed feedback (DFB) laser operating at 1542 nm as a frequency reference. The comb injected DFB laser serves as a selection filter of optical comb modes and an amplifier for amplification of the selected mode. The DFB laser injection locked to the desired comb mode was used to evaluate the frequency stability and absolute frequency measurement of an acetylene stabilized laser. The frequency stability of the acetylene stabilized laser was measured to be 1.1×10-12 for a 1 s averaging time, improving to 6.9×10-14 after 512 s. The absolute frequency of the laser stabilized on the P(16) transition of 13C2H2 was measured to be 194 369 569 385.7 kHz.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2008
Published: February 15, 2008

Citation
Han Young Ryu, Sung Hun Lee, Won Kyu Lee, Han Seb Moon, and Ho Suhng Suh, "Absolute frequency measurement of an acetylene stabilized laser using a selected single mode from a femtosecond fiber laser comb," Opt. Express 16, 2867-2873 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-5-2867


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