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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 13769–13776

Narrow linewidth comb realized with a mode-locked fiber laser using an intra-cavity waveguide electro-optic modulator for high-speed control

Kana Iwakuni, Hajime Inaba, Yoshiaki Nakajima, Takumi Kobayashi, Kazumoto Hosaka, Atsushi Onae, and Feng-Lei Hong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 13769-13776 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.013769


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Abstract

We have developed an optical frequency comb using a mode-locked fiber ring laser with an intra-cavity waveguide electro-optic modulator controlling the optical length in the laser cavity. The mode-locking is achieved with a simple ring configuration and a nonlinear polarization rotation mechanism. The beat note between the laser and a reference laser and the carrier envelope offset frequency of the comb were simultaneously phase locked with servo bandwidths of 1.3 MHz and 900 kHz, respectively. We observed an out-of-loop beat between two identical combs, and obtained a coherent δ-function peak with a signal to noise ratio of 70 dB/Hz.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: April 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2012
Published: June 5, 2012

Citation
Kana Iwakuni, Hajime Inaba, Yoshiaki Nakajima, Takumi Kobayashi, Kazumoto Hosaka, Atsushi Onae, and Feng-Lei Hong, "Narrow linewidth comb realized with a mode-locked fiber laser using an intra-cavity waveguide electro-optic modulator for high-speed control," Opt. Express 20, 13769-13776 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-13769


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