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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5793–5802

Endless frequency shifting of optical frequency comb lines

Erik Benkler, Felix Rohde, and Harald R. Telle  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5793-5802 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.005793


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Abstract

The functional principle of a novel technique for frequency shifting lines of an optical frequency comb is demonstrated. The underlying principle is to shift the carrier frequency by changing the carrier phase within the time span between subsequent pulses of a mode-locked laser used as comb generator. This universal frequency shifter does not require intrusion into the comb generator and provides high agility for arbitrary temporal frequency evolutions.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 29, 2012
Published: March 1, 2013

Citation
Erik Benkler, Felix Rohde, and Harald R. Telle, "Endless frequency shifting of optical frequency comb lines," Opt. Express 21, 5793-5802 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-5-5793


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