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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2004
  • pp: 944–946

Frequency comb linewidth of an actively mode-locked fiber laser

F. K. Fatemi, J. W. Lou, and T. F. Carruthers  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 944-946 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000944


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Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first measurement of the linewidth of the frequency comb lines of a mode-locked Er-doped fiber laser. By propagating the output pulses through fiber as long as 1000 km in a modified self-heterodyne arrangement, we have measured the effective linewidth of the comb lines to be less than 12 kHz on a 5-ms time scale; the width is due primarily to frequency jitter from environmental fluctuations. Deconvolution of the spectral line shapes by use of Voigt analysis yields an upper limit of the intrinsic Lorentzian width of 3 kHz.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

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F. K. Fatemi, J. W. Lou, and T. F. Carruthers, "Frequency comb linewidth of an actively mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 944-946 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-9-944


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