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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2008
  • pp: 833–835

Nonintrusive phase stabilization of sub-two-cycle pulses from a prismless octave-spanning Ti:sapphire laser

H. M. Crespo, J. R. Birge, E. L. Falcão-Filho, M. Y. Sander, A. Benedick, and F. X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 8, pp. 833-835 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000833


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Abstract

Carrier-envelope (CE) phase-stabilized sub-two-cycle pulses are generated from a 500 MHz compact prismless octave-spanning laser without extracavity nonlinear optical processes distorting the laser output. The necessary f and 2 f spectral components are generated intracavity and coupled out independently from the main pulse through specially designed cavity mirrors, resulting in a 55 dB CE beat note ( 100 kHz resolution bandwidth). The in-loop CE phase error (integrated from 2.5 mHz to 10 MHz ) is 67 mrad , equivalent to a timing jitter between carrier and envelope of 28 as at 790 nm .

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2008
Published: April 11, 2008

Citation
H. M. Crespo, J. R. Birge, E. L. Falcão-Filho, M. Y. Sander, A. Benedick, and F. X. Kärtner, "Nonintrusive phase stabilization of sub-two-cycle pulses from a prismless octave-spanning Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 33, 833-835 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-8-833

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