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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2004
  • pp: 1081–1083

Stabilization of femtosecond laser frequency combs with subhertz residual linewidths

A. Bartels, C. W. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 1081-1083 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001081


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Abstract

We demonstrate that femtosecond laser frequency combs (FLFCs) can have a subhertz linewidth across their entire emission spectra when they are phase locked to a reference laser with a similarly narrow linewidth. Correspondingly, the coherence time of the comb components relative to the reference laser can be of the order of a few seconds. Thus we are able to detect high-contrast spectral interferograms at up to 10-s integration time between two FLFCs locked to a common optical reference.

OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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A. Bartels, C. W. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, "Stabilization of femtosecond laser frequency combs with subhertz residual linewidths," Opt. Lett. 29, 1081-1083 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-10-1081


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