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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3243–3245

Ultralow-jitter passive timing stabilization of a mode-locked Er-doped fiber laser by injection of an optical pulse train

Dai Yoshitomi, Yohei Kobayashi, Masayuki Kakehata, Hideyuki Takada, Kenji Torizuka, Taketo Onuma, Hideki Yokoi, Takuro Sekiguchi, and Shinki Nakamura  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 3243-3245 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003243


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Abstract

The pulse timing of a mode-locked Er-doped fiber laser was stabilized to a reference pulse train from a Cr:forsterite mode-locked laser by all-optical passive synchronization scheme. The reference pulses were injected into a ring cavity of the fiber laser by using a 1.3 1.5 μ m wavelength-division multiplexer. The spectral shift induced by cross-phase modulation between copropagating two-color pulses realizes self-synchronization due to intracavity group-delay dispersion. The rms integration of timing jitter between the fiber laser pulse and the reference pulse was 3.7 fs in a Fourier frequency range from 1 Hz to 100 kHz .

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OCIS Codes
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006

Citation
Dai Yoshitomi, Yohei Kobayashi, Masayuki Kakehata, Hideyuki Takada, Kenji Torizuka, Taketo Onuma, Hideki Yokoi, Takuro Sekiguchi, and Shinki Nakamura, "Ultralow-jitter passive timing stabilization of a mode-locked Er-doped fiber laser by injection of an optical pulse train," Opt. Lett. 31, 3243-3245 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-22-3243


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