OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1669–1672

Direct carrier-envelope phase control of an amplified laser system

Tadas Balčiūnas, Tobias Flöry, Andrius Baltuška, Tomas Stanislauskas, Roman Antipenkov, Arūnas Varanavičius, and Günter Steinmeyer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1669-1672 (2014)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (682 KB) Open Access

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Direct carrier-envelope phase stabilization of an Yb:KGW MOPA laser system is demonstrated with a residual phase jitter reduced to below 100 mrad, which compares favorably with previous stabilization reports, both of amplified laser systems as well as of ytterbium-based oscillators. This novel stabilization scheme relies on a frequency synthesis scheme and a feed-forward approach. The direct stabilization of a sub-MHz frequency comb from a CPA amplifier not only reduces the phase noise but also greatly simplifies the stabilization setup.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2014
Published: March 14, 2014

Tadas Balčiūnas, Tobias Flöry, Andrius Baltuška, Tomas Stanislauskas, Roman Antipenkov, Arūnas Varanavičius, and Günter Steinmeyer, "Direct carrier-envelope phase control of an amplified laser system," Opt. Lett. 39, 1669-1672 (2014)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. S. T. Cundiff, J. Phys. D 35, R43 (2002).
  2. T. Fuji, J. Rauschenberger, C. Gohle, A. Apolonski, T. Udem, V. S. Yakovlev, G. Tempea, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, New J. Phys. 7, 116 (2005). [CrossRef]
  3. B. Borchers, S. Koke, A. Husakou, J. Herrmann, and G. Steinmeyer, Opt. Lett. 36, 4146 (2011). [CrossRef]
  4. F. Lücking, A. Assion, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and G. Steinmeyer, Opt. Lett. 37, 2076 (2012). [CrossRef]
  5. O. Pronin, J. Brons, C. Grasse, V. Pervak, G. Boehm, M. C. Amann, V. L. Kalashnikov, A. Apolonski, and F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 36, 4746 (2011). [CrossRef]
  6. C. J. Saraceno, F. Emaury, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, M. Hoffmann, C. Schriber, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 20, 23535 (2012). [CrossRef]
  7. G. Gademann, F. Plé, P. M. Paul, and M. J. J. Vrakking, Opt. Express 19, 24922 (2011). [CrossRef]
  8. A. Baltuška, M. Uiberacker, E. Goulielmakis, R. Kienberger, V. S. Yakovlev, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, and F. Krausz, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 9, 972 (2003). [CrossRef]
  9. C. Gohle, J. Rauschenberger, T. Fuji, T. Udem, A. Apolonski, F. Krausz, and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Lett. 30, 2487 (2005). [CrossRef]
  10. S. Koke, C. Grebing, B. Manschwetus, and G. Steinmeyer, Opt. Lett. 33, 2545 (2008). [CrossRef]
  11. S. Koke, C. Grebing, H. Frei, A. Anderson, A. Assion, and G. Steinmeyer, Nat. Photonics 4, 462 (2010). [CrossRef]
  12. M. Kakehata, H. Takada, Y. Kobayashi, K. Torizuka, Y. Fujihira, T. Homma, and H. Takahashi, Opt. Lett. 26, 1436 (2001). [CrossRef]
  13. H. R. Telle, G. Steinmeyer, A. E. Dunlop, J. Stenger, D. H. Sutter, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 69, 327 (1999). [CrossRef]
  14. T. Balčiunas, O. D. Mücke, P. Mišeikis, G. Andriukaitis, A. Pugžlys, L. Giniunas, R. Danielius, R. Holzwarth, and A. Baltuška, Opt. Lett. 36, 3242 (2011). [CrossRef]
  15. M. Pawłowska, F. Ozimek, P. Fita, and C. Radzewicz, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 083101 (2009). [CrossRef]
  16. B. Borchers, A. Anderson, and G. Steinmeyer, “On the role of shot noise in carrier-envelope phase stabilization,” Laser Photon. Rev., doi:10.1002/lpor.201300163 (to be published). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited