OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4327–4330

Coherence and shot-to-shot spectral fluctuations in noise-like ultrafast fiber lasers

Antoine F. J. Runge, Claude Aguergaray, Neil G. R. Broderick, and Miro Erkintalo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 21, pp. 4327-4330 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004327


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (376 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report on experimental studies of coherence and fluctuations in noise-like pulse trains generated by ultrafast fiber oscillators. By measuring the degree of first-order coherence using a Young’s-type interference experiment, we prove the lack of phase coherence across the seemingly regular array of pulses. We further quantify the pulse-to-pulse fluctuations by recording the single-shot spectra of the megahertz pulse train, and experimentally demonstrate the existence of spectral fluctuations that remain unresolved in conventional time-averaged ensemble measurements. Phase incoherence and spectral fluctuations are contrasted with quantified coherence and spectral stability when the laser is soliton mode-locked.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2013
Published: October 21, 2013

Citation
Antoine F. J. Runge, Claude Aguergaray, Neil G. R. Broderick, and Miro Erkintalo, "Coherence and shot-to-shot spectral fluctuations in noise-like ultrafast fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 38, 4327-4330 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-21-4327


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, and T. W. Hänsch, Nature 416, 233 (2002). [CrossRef]
  2. M. A. Duguay, J. W. Hansen, and S. L. Shapiro, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 725 (1970). [CrossRef]
  3. J. M. Dudley, C. M. Loh, and J. D. Harvey, Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 8, 1029 (1996). [CrossRef]
  4. M. Rhodes, G. Steinmeyer, J. Ratner, and R. Trebino, Laser Photon. Rev. 7, 557 (2013). [CrossRef]
  5. M. Horowitz, Y. Barad, and Y. Silberberg, Opt. Lett. 22, 799 (1997). [CrossRef]
  6. O. Pottiez, R. Grajales-Coutiño, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E. Kuzin, and J. Hernández-García, Appl. Opt. 50, E24 (2011). [CrossRef]
  7. L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, J. Wu, X. Q. Fu, and S. C. Wen, Opt. Express 15, 2145 (2007). [CrossRef]
  8. S. Kobtsev, S. Kukarin, S. Smirnov, S. Turitsyn, and A. Latkin, Opt. Express 17, 20707 (2009). [CrossRef]
  9. S. Smirnov, S. Kobtsev, S. Kukarin, and A. Ivanenko, Opt. Express 20, 27447 (2012). [CrossRef]
  10. Q. Wang, T. Chen, B. Zhang, A. P. Heberle, and K. P. Chen, Opt. Lett. 36, 3750 (2011). [CrossRef]
  11. A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, Appl. Phys. B 106, 283 (2012). [CrossRef]
  12. J. M. Soto-Crespo, Ph. Grelu, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. E 84, 016604 (2011). [CrossRef]
  13. A. Zaviyalov, O. Egorov, R. Iliew, and F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. A 85, 013828 (2012). [CrossRef]
  14. C. Lecaplain, Ph. Grelu, J. M. Soto-Crespo, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 233901 (2012). [CrossRef]
  15. M. Onorato, A. R. Osborne, M. Serio, and S. Bertone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5831 (2001). [CrossRef]
  16. D. R. Solli, C. Ropers, P. Koonath, and B. Jalali, Nature 450, 1054 (2007). [CrossRef]
  17. M. Erkintalo, G. Genty, and J. M. Dudley, Opt. Lett. 34, 2468 (2009). [CrossRef]
  18. B. Kibler, J. Fatome, C. Finot, G. Millot, F. Dias, G. Genty, N. Akhmediev, and J. M. Dudley, Nat. Phys. 6, 790 (2010). [CrossRef]
  19. A. Chabchoub, N. Hoffmann, M. Onorato, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. X 2, 011015 (2012). [CrossRef]
  20. J. M. Dudley and S. Coen, Opt. Lett. 27, 1180 (2002). [CrossRef]
  21. X. Gu, M. Kimmel, A. Shreenath, R. Trebino, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, and R. Windeler, Opt. Express 11, 2697 (2003). [CrossRef]
  22. F. Lu and W. Knox, Opt. Express 12, 347 (2004). [CrossRef]
  23. J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006). [CrossRef]
  24. Y. C. Tong, L. Y. Chang, and H. K. Tsang, Electron. Lett. 33, 983 (1997). [CrossRef]
  25. P. Kelkar, F. Coppinger, A. S. Bhushan, and B. Jalali, Electron. Lett. 35, 1661 (1999). [CrossRef]
  26. D. R. Solli, J. Chou, and B. Jalali, Nat. Photonics 2, 48 (2008). [CrossRef]
  27. D. R. Solli, G. Herink, B. Jalali, and C. Ropers, Nat. Photonics 6, 463 (2012). [CrossRef]
  28. B. Wetzel, A. Stefani, L. Larger, P. A. Lacourt, J. M. Merolla, T. Sylvestre, A. Kudlinski, A. Mussot, G. Genty, F. Dias, and J. M. Dudley, Sci. Rep. 2, 882 (2012). [CrossRef]
  29. T. Godin, B. Wetzel, T. Sylvestre, L. Larger, A. Kudlinski, A. Mussot, A. Ben Salem, M. Zghal, G. Genty, F. Dias, and J. M. Dudley, Opt. Express 21, 18452 (2013). [CrossRef]
  30. K. Goda and B. Jalali, Nat. Photonics 7, 102 (2013). [CrossRef]
  31. N. J. Doran and D. Wood, Opt. Lett. 13, 56 (1988). [CrossRef]
  32. C. Aguergaray, N. G. R. Broderick, M. Erkintalo, J. S. Y. Chen, and V. Kruglov, Opt. Express 20, 10545 (2012). [CrossRef]
  33. M. Erkintalo, C. Aguergaray, A. Runge, and N. G. R. Broderick, Opt. Express 20, 22669 (2012). [CrossRef]
  34. C. Aguergaray, A. Runge, M. Erkintalo, and N. G. R. Broderick, Opt. Lett. 38, 2644 (2013). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.
 
Fig. 4.
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited