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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11972–11977

Er-doped fiber frequency comb with mHz relative linewidth

Yunseok Kim, Seungman Kim, Young-Jin Kim, Hatem Hussein, and Seung-Woo Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11972-11977 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.011972


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Abstract

A low-noise fiber frequency comb is demonstrated to improve the frequency accuracy and linewidth by suppressing the phase noise caused by the nonlinear self-phase modulation as well as the amplified spontaneous emission within the Er-doped fiber amplifier. The linewidth of the carrier-envelop-offset signal measures less than 1.9 mHz and the frequency stability well follows the reference Rb clock. This achievement will facilitate the use of the fiber frequency comb for industrial applications to precision near-infrared spectroscopy, frequency calibration, optical clocks and length metrology.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: May 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2009
Published: June 30, 2009

Citation
Yunseok Kim, Seungman Kim, Young-Jin Kim, Hatem Hussein, and Seung-Woo Kim, "Er-doped fiber frequency comb with mHz relative linewidth," Opt. Express 17, 11972-11977 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-14-11972


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