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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1059–1061

Scheme for independently stabilizing the repetition rate and optical frequency of a laser using a regenerative mode-locking technique

Masataka Nakazawa and Masato Yoshida  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 10, pp. 1059-1061 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001059


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Abstract

We have succeeded in achieving independent control of the repetition rate and optical frequency of a pulse laser by employing a regenerative mode-locking technique. By adopting a voltage-controlled microwave phase shifter or an optical delay line in a regenerative feedback loop we can control the repetition rate of the laser without directly disturbing the optical frequencies. We experimentally show how this independent control can be realized by employing a 40 GHz harmonically and regeneratively mode-locked fiber laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2008
Published: May 9, 2008

Citation
Masataka Nakazawa and Masato Yoshida, "Scheme for independently stabilizing the repetition rate and optical frequency of a laser using a regenerative mode-locking technique," Opt. Lett. 33, 1059-1061 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-10-1059

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