OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1951–1953

Synchronization of mode-locked femtosecond lasers through a fiber link

Darren D. Hudson, Seth M. Foreman, Steven T. Cundiff, and Jun Ye  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 13, pp. 1951-1953 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001951


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (170 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Two mode-locked femtosecond fiber lasers, connected via a 7 km fiber link, are synchronized to an rms timing jitter of 19 fs , observed over the entire Nyquist bandwidth (half of the 93 MHz repetition frequency). This result is achieved in two steps. First, active cancellation of the fiber-transmission noise reduces timing jitter caused by path length fluctuations to a record level of 16 fs . Second, using a wide bandwidth interactivity actuator, the slave laser is synchronized to the incoming stable pulse train from the reference laser to within 10 fs . These results are confirmed by an optical cross-correlation measurement performed independently of the feedback loop operated in the microwave domain.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2006

Citation
Darren D. Hudson, Seth M. Foreman, Steven T. Cundiff, and Jun Ye, "Synchronization of mode-locked femtosecond lasers through a fiber link," Opt. Lett. 31, 1951-1953 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-13-1951


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited