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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4080–4083

Phase-predictable tuning of single-frequency optical synthesizers

Felix Rohde, Erik Benkler, Thomas Puppe, Reinhard Unterreitmayer, Armin Zach, and Harald R. Telle  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 14, pp. 4080-4083 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004080


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Abstract

We investigate the tuning behavior of a novel type of single-frequency optical synthesizers by phase comparison of the output signals of two identical devices. We achieve phase-stable and cycle-slip free frequency tuning over 28.1 GHz with a maximum zero-to-peak phase deviation of 62 mrad. In contrast to previous implementations of single-frequency optical synthesizers, no comb line order switching is needed when tuned over more than one comb line spacing range of the employed frequency comb.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: March 27, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2014
Published: July 3, 2014

Citation
Felix Rohde, Erik Benkler, Thomas Puppe, Reinhard Unterreitmayer, Armin Zach, and Harald R. Telle, "Phase-predictable tuning of single-frequency optical synthesizers," Opt. Lett. 39, 4080-4083 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-14-4080

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