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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 872–874

Generation of 20 GHz , sub- 40 fs pulses at 960 nm via repetition-rate multiplication

M. S. Kirchner, D. A. Braje, T. M. Fortier, A. M. Weiner, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 872-874 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000872


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Abstract

Optical filtering of a stabilized 1 GHz optical frequency comb produces a 20 GHz comb with 40 nm bandwidth (FWHM) at 960 nm . Use of a low-finesse Fabry–Pérot cavity in a double-pass configuration provides a broad cavity coupling bandwidth ( Δ λ λ 10 % ) and large suppression ( 50 dB ) of unwanted modes. Pulse durations shorter than 40 fs with less than 2% residual amplitude modulation are achieved.

OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(070.2615) Fourier optics and signal processing : Frequency filtering

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2009
Published: March 16, 2009

Citation
M. S. Kirchner, D. A. Braje, T. M. Fortier, A. M. Weiner, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, "Generation of 20 GHz, sub-40 fs pulses at 960 nm via repetition-rate multiplication," Opt. Lett. 34, 872-874 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-7-872

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