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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 525–527

Toward an all-optically stabilized frequency comb based on a mode-locked fiber laser

Tim Hellwig, Steffen Rieger, and Carsten Fallnich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pp. 525-527 (2014)

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We present an erbium-doped mode-locked fiber laser comprising two all-optical control mechanisms acting on the carrier envelope offset (CEO)-frequency as well as the repetition frequency. The laser’s repetition frequency is stabilized via optically pumping a distinct ytterbium-doped fiber module. By proving that additionally controlling the pump power of the erbium-doped gain fiber acts sufficiently complementary on the laser’s CEO-frequency compared with repetition frequency stabilization, we demonstrate the feasibility of this concept for an all-optically controlled frequency comb in an all-fiber setup.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2013
Published: January 23, 2014

Tim Hellwig, Steffen Rieger, and Carsten Fallnich, "Toward an all-optically stabilized frequency comb based on a mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 39, 525-527 (2014)

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