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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1578–1580

Impact of dispersion on amplitude and frequency noise in a Yb-fiber laser comb

Lora Nugent-Glandorf, Todd A. Johnson, Yohei Kobayashi, and Scott A. Diddams  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1578-1580 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001578


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Abstract

We describe a Yb-fiber-based laser comb, with a focus on the relationship between the net-cavity dispersion and frequency noise on the comb. While tuning the net-cavity dispersion from anomalous to normal, we measure the relative intensity noise, offset frequency ( f CEO ) linewidth, and the resulting frequency noise spectrum on the f CEO . We find that the laser operating at zero net-cavity dispersion has many advantages, including an approximately 100 × reduction in free-running f CEO linewidth and frequency noise power spectral density when compared to the normal-dispersion regime. At the zero-dispersion point, we demonstrate a phase-locked f CEO beat with low residual noise.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2011
Published: April 22, 2011

Citation
Lora Nugent-Glandorf, Todd A. Johnson, Yohei Kobayashi, and Scott A. Diddams, "Impact of dispersion on amplitude and frequency noise in a Yb-fiber laser comb," Opt. Lett. 36, 1578-1580 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-9-1578


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