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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6753–6758

All in fiber optical frequency metrology by selective Brillouin amplification of single peak in an optical comb

J. Subías, C. Heras, J. Pelayo, and F. Villuendas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6753-6758 (2009)

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Suitable use of stimulated Brillouin amplification (SBA) effect for selective single peak amplification in an optical frequency comb is demonstrated to provide high accuracy in optical frequency metrology. A pump wave generated by a tunable laser source (TLS) is used to stimulate SBA of such optical comb along an optical fiber and selectively amplify only one single peak of the comb. Nature of SBA preserves both linewidth and absolute wavelength position of the selected comb peak. All of these features result in a simple, robust and compact all in fiber system. Relative optical frequency accuracy in the order of Hz is confirmed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2009
Published: April 9, 2009

J. Subías, C. Heras, J. Pelayo, and F. Villuendas, "All in fiber optical frequency metrology by selective Brillouin amplification of single peak in an optical comb," Opt. Express 17, 6753-6758 (2009)

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