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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10939–10945

All-fiber-based optical frequency generation from an Er-doped fiber femtosecond laser

Young-Jin Kim, Yunseok Kim, Byung Jae Chun, Sangwon Hyun, and Seung-Woo Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10939-10945 (2009)

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Generating precise optical frequencies with a functional power is necessary in many fields of science and technology. Here we demonstrate an all-fiber-based apparatus built to generate near-infrared frequencies directly from an Er-doped fiber femtosecond laser. In our apparatus, only a single resonance mode is extracted at a time on demand via a composite fiber filter comprised of a Fabry-Perot etalon with a Bragg grating. The extracted mode having weak 40 nW power is amplified to 20 mW by means of optical injection locking to a distributed-feedback laser diode under phase-stabilization control. The amplified final output signal yields a frequency stability of 2 parts in 1015 at 10 s averaging with a narrow linewidth of less than 1 Hz. This apparatus is precise and immune to environmental disturbance, thereby being well suited to on-site near-infrared applications of frequency calibration, spectroscopy, and optical clocks.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2009
Published: June 16, 2009

Young-Jin Kim, Yunseok Kim, Byung Jae Chun, Sangwon Hyun, and Seung-Woo Kim, "All-fiber-based optical frequency generation from an Er-doped fiber femtosecond laser," Opt. Express 17, 10939-10945 (2009)

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