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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2196–2198

Full phase stabilization of a Yb:fiber femtosecond frequency comb via high-bandwidth transducers

C. Benko, A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. S. E. Eikema, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2196-2198 (2012)

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We present full phase stabilization of an amplified Yb:fiber femtosecond frequency comb using an intracavity electro-optic modulator and an acousto-optic modulator. These transducers provide high servo bandwidths of 580 kHz and 250 kHz for frep and fceo, producing a robust and low phase noise fiber frequency comb. The comb was self-referenced with an f2f interferometer and phase locked to an ultrastable optical reference used for the JILA Sr optical clock at 698 nm, exhibiting 0.21 rad and 0.47 rad of integrated phase errors (over 1 mHz–1 MHz), respectively. Alternatively, the comb was locked to two optical references at 698 nm and 1064 nm, obtaining 0.43 rad and 0.14 rad of integrated phase errors, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2012
Published: June 4, 2012

C. Benko, A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. S. E. Eikema, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, "Full phase stabilization of a Yb:fiber femtosecond frequency comb via high-bandwidth transducers," Opt. Lett. 37, 2196-2198 (2012)

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