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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14618–14626

Phase noise analysis of a 10 Watt Yb-doped fibre amplifier seeded by a 1-Hz-linewidth laser

Iolanda Ricciardi, Simona Mosca, Pasquale Maddaloni, Luigi Santamaria, Maurizio De Rosa, and Paolo De Natale  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14618-14626 (2013)

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We report a thorough analysis of the spectral properties of an ytterbium-doped fibre amplifier, seeded by a Nd:YAG laser, whose linewidth has been narrowed down to 1 Hz by locking the laser to an ultrastable reference cavity. We measured the phase noise contribution from the amplifier, showing that it does not depend on the amplification gain, nor on the seed laser linewidth. Moreover, the amplifier-induced phase noise does not affect the final linewidth, as verified by heterodyne linewidth measurement within the 0.2 Hz resolution bandwidth of our acquisition set-up. Preservation of spectral purity below Hz-level is promising for more demanding applications, from nonlinear optics to frequency/time-standard transfer over fibre links.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: March 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2013
Published: June 12, 2013

Iolanda Ricciardi, Simona Mosca, Pasquale Maddaloni, Luigi Santamaria, Maurizio De Rosa, and Paolo De Natale, "Phase noise analysis of a 10 Watt Yb-doped fibre amplifier seeded by a 1-Hz-linewidth laser," Opt. Express 21, 14618-14626 (2013)

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