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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2199–2201

Generation of a 660–2100 nm laser frequency comb based on an erbium fiber laser

Gabriel Ycas, Steve Osterman, and Scott A. Diddams  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2199-2201 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002199


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Abstract

We present a multibranch laser frequency comb based upon a 250 MHz mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser that spans more than 300 THz of bandwidth, from 660 nm to 2100 nm. Light from a mode-locked Er:fiber laser is amplified and then broadened in highly-nonlinear fiber to produce substantial power at 1050nm. This light is subsequently amplified in Yb:fiber to produce 1.2 nJ, 73 fs pulses at 1040 nm. Extension of the frequency comb into the visible is achieved by supercontinuum generation from the 1040 nm light. Comb coherence is verified with cascaded f-2f interferometry and comparison to a frequency stabilized laser.

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2012
Published: June 4, 2012

Citation
Gabriel Ycas, Steve Osterman, and Scott A. Diddams, "Generation of a 660–2100 nm laser frequency comb based on an erbium fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 2199-2201 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-12-2199

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