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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 17673–17678

Dual frequency laser with two continuously and widely tunable frequencies for optical referencing of GHz to THz beatnotes

Gwennaël Danion, Cyril Hamel, Ludovic Frein, François Bondu, Goulchen Loas, and Mehdi Alouini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 17673-17678 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.017673


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Abstract

A dual-frequency 1.55 µm laser for CW low noise microwave, millimeter and sub millimeter wave synthesis is demonstrated, where frequency stabilization is possible on each wavelength independently. The solid state Er:Yb laser output power is 7 mW. The amplitude noise is −150 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset frequency. In free running regime, the frequency noise is 3.105/f Hz/sqrt(Hz) (800 Hz on a 1µs timescale), better than commercial fibered or semi-conductor sources at this wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 23, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2014
Published: July 14, 2014

Citation
Gwennaël Danion, Cyril Hamel, Ludovic Frein, François Bondu, Goulchen Loas, and Mehdi Alouini, "Dual frequency laser with two continuously and widely tunable frequencies for optical referencing of GHz to THz beatnotes," Opt. Express 22, 17673-17678 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-15-17673


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