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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — May. 7, 2012
  • pp: 10509–10518

Injection locking of Yb-fiber based optical frequency comb

Naoya Kuse, Akira Ozawa, Yutaka Nomura, Isao Ito, and Yohei Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 10509-10518 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.010509


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Abstract

We demonstrated the synchronization of offset and repetition frequency between two independent Yb-doped fiber mode-locked lasers by injection locking. By injecting master-laser pulse-train into slave laser cavity, stability and accuracy of master frequency comb are transferred to slave comb. Passive stabilization of frequency comb offers robust and convenient way to duplicate frequency comb that can be applied to long-distance comb transfer. Injecting master pulse would also help to initiate and stabilize mode-locking of high repetition rate or ultrabroadband frequency combs. Additionally, we also demonstrated even more robust synchronization of combs can be achieved with the help of active stabilization of relative offset frequency difference.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2012
Published: April 23, 2012

Citation
Naoya Kuse, Akira Ozawa, Yutaka Nomura, Isao Ito, and Yohei Kobayashi, "Injection locking of Yb-fiber based optical frequency comb," Opt. Express 20, 10509-10518 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-10-10509


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