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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4889–4895

Optical repetition rate stabilization of a mode-locked all-fiber laser

Steffen Rieger, Tim Hellwig, Till Walbaum, and Carsten Fallnich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4889-4895 (2013)

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We designed an all-fiber mode-locked Erbium laser with optically stabilized repetition rate of 31.4 MHz. The stabilization was achieved by changing the refractive index of an Ytterbium-doped fiber in the resonator via optical pumping at a wavelength of 978 nm; and for long-term stability the local temperature of the fiber was additionally controlled with a thermo-electric element. The repetition rate was stabilized over 12 hours, and an Allan deviation of 2.5 × 10−12 for an averaging time of 1 s could be achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2013
Published: February 20, 2013

Steffen Rieger, Tim Hellwig, Till Walbaum, and Carsten Fallnich, "Optical repetition rate stabilization of a mode-locked all-fiber laser," Opt. Express 21, 4889-4895 (2013)

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