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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 10494–10499

87Rb-stabilized 375-MHz Yb:fiber femtosecond frequency comb

Thomas C. Schratwieser, Karolis Balskus, Richard A. McCracken, Carl Farrell, Christopher G. Leburn, Zhaowei Zhang, Tobias P. Lamour, Teresa I. Ferreiro, Alireza Marandi, Aidan S. Arnold, and Derryck T. Reid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 10494-10499 (2014)

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We report a fully stabilized 1030-nm Yb-fiber frequency comb operating at a pulse repetition frequency of 375 MHz. The comb spacing was referenced to a Rb-stabilized microwave synthesizer and the comb offset was stabilized by generating a super-continuum containing a coherent component at 780.2 nm which was heterodyned with a 87Rb-stabilized external cavity diode laser to produce a radio-frequency beat used to actuate the carrier-envelope offset frequency of the Yb-fiber laser. The two-sample frequency deviation of the locked comb was 235 kHz for an averaging time of 50 seconds, and the comb remained locked for over 60 minutes with a root mean squared deviation of 236 kHz.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2014
Published: April 23, 2014

Thomas C. Schratwieser, Karolis Balskus, Richard A. McCracken, Carl Farrell, Christopher G. Leburn, Zhaowei Zhang, Tobias P. Lamour, Teresa I. Ferreiro, Alireza Marandi, Aidan S. Arnold, and Derryck T. Reid, "87Rb-stabilized 375-MHz Yb:fiber femtosecond frequency comb," Opt. Express 22, 10494-10499 (2014)

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