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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1044–1046

Long-term femtosecond timing link stabilization using a single-crystal balanced cross correlator

J. Kim, J. Chen, Z. Zhang, F. N.C. Wong, F. X. Kärtner, F. Loehl, and H. Schlarb  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1044-1046 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001044


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Abstract

We demonstrate a self-aligned balanced cross correlator based on a single type-II phase-matched periodically poled K Ti O P O 4 crystal. The birefringence of the crystal generates a walk-off between the two orthogonally polarized pulses. This enables the balancing of the cross correlator with input pulses at the same center wavelength. As a first application of this single-crystal balanced cross correlator, we stabilized a 310 m long optical fiber link for timing distribution with long-term stable 10 fs precision.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Citation
J. Kim, J. Chen, Z. Zhang, F. N. C. Wong, F. X. Kärtner, F. Loehl, and H. Schlarb, "Long-term femtosecond timing link stabilization using a single-crystal balanced cross correlator," Opt. Lett. 32, 1044-1046 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-9-1044


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