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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2005
  • pp: 735–737

Solid-state carrier-envelope phase stabilization via quantum interference control of injected photocurrents

P. A. Roos, Xiaoqin Li, R. P. Smith, Jessica A. Pipis, T. M. Fortier, and S. T. Cundiff  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 7, pp. 735-737 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000735


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Abstract

We demonstrate carrier-envelope phase stabilization of a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser by use of quantum interference control of injected photocurrents in a semiconductor. No harmonic generation is required for this stabilization technique. Instead, interference between coexisting single- and two-photon absorption pathways in the semiconductor provides a phase comparison between different spectral components. The phase comparison, and the detection of the photocurrent that it produces, both occur within a single low-temperature-grown gallium arsenide sample. The carrier-envelope offset beat note fidelity is 30 dB in a 10-kHz resolution bandwidth. The out-of-loop phase-noise level is essentially identical to the best previous measurements with the standard self-referencing technique.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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P. A. Roos, Xiaoqin Li, R. P. Smith, Jessica A. Pipis, T. M. Fortier, and S. T. Cundiff, "Solid-state carrier-envelope phase stabilization via quantum interference control of injected photocurrents," Opt. Lett. 30, 735-737 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-7-735


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