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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2000
  • pp: 186–188

Optical frequency measurement across a 104-THz gap with a femtosecond laser frequency comb

Scott A. Diddams, David J. Jones, Long-Sheng Ma, Steven T. Cundiff, and John L. Hall  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 186-188 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000186


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Abstract

The frequency-domain mode comb of a Ti:sapphire femtosecond laser centered at 350 THz is broadened to 150 THz (full width at -30 dBc) by self-phase modulation in a single-mode optical fiber. By phase locking continuous-wave lasers to elements of the comb near 1064 and 778 nm, we measure the 104-THz frequency gap between these two lasers with a relative uncertainty of 2.7 × 10-11 in 1 s.

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

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Scott A. Diddams, David J. Jones, Long-Sheng Ma, Steven T. Cundiff, and John L. Hall, "Optical frequency measurement across a 104-THz gap with a femtosecond laser frequency comb," Opt. Lett. 25, 186-188 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-3-186


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