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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1570–1572

Synchronization of environmentally coupled, passively mode-locked fiber lasers

G. Sucha, M. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, F. Haberl, and D. Harter  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 1570-1572 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001570


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Abstract

We have synchronized a pair of femtosecond, passively mode-locked Er-doped fiber lasers by active adjustment of the cavity length of one laser with an electronic servo. While each laser delivers pulses with durations of several hundred femtoseconds, they have been synchronized to within a relative timing jitter of 5 ps rms, as measured by cross correlation. This corresponds to a phase error of 30 arcsec. Low drift and jitter were accomplished by thermal and mechanical coupling of the two lasers.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 22, 1996
Published: October 1, 1996

Citation
G. Sucha, M. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, F. Haberl, and D. Harter, "Synchronization of environmentally coupled, passively mode-locked fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 21, 1570-1572 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-19-1570


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  8. This is probably an aliasing effect: The closed-loop feedback system (including the lasers) has a resonance near 31 Hz, which could cause real timing jitter at the same frequency. This would be undersampled by the 34-Hz sampling rate of the correlator, causing a spurious signal near 3 Hz.

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