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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1747–1749

Broadband optical frequency comb generation with a phase-modulated parametric oscillator

Scott A. Diddams, Long-Sheng Ma, Jun Ye, and John L. Hall  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 23, pp. 1747-1749 (1999)

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We introduce a novel broadband optical frequency comb generator consisting of a parametric oscillator with an intracavity electro-optic phase modulator. The parametric oscillator is pumped by 532-nm light and produces near-degenerate signal and idler fields. The modulator generates a comb structure about both the signal and the idler. Coupling between the two families of modes results in a dispersion-limited comb that spans 20 nm (5.3 THz). A signal-to-noise ratio of >30 dB in a 300-kHz bandwidth is observed in the beat frequency between individual comb elements and a reference laser.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

Scott A. Diddams, Long-Sheng Ma, Jun Ye, and John L. Hall, "Broadband optical frequency comb generation with a phase-modulated parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 24, 1747-1749 (1999)

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