Mode-locked fiber laser frequency-controlled with an intracavity electro-optic modulator

Darren D. Hudson, Kevin W. Holman, Ronald J Jones, Steven T. Cundiff, Jun Ye, David J. Jones

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Abstract

We demonstrate a mode-locked, erbium-doped fiber laser with its repetition frequency synchronized to a second fiber laser via an intracavity electro-optic modulator (EOM). With servo control from the EOM (bandwidth ∼230 kHz) and a slower speed intracavity piezoelectric transducer (resonance at ∼20 kHz), we demonstrate stabilization of the repetition frequency with an in-loop rms timing jitter of 10 fs, integrated over a bandwidth from 1 Hz to 100 kHz. This represents what is to our knowledge the first time an EOM has been introduced inside a mode-locked laser cavity for fast servo action and the lowest timing jitter reported for a mode-locked fiber laser.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2948-2950
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume30
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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electro-optics
fiber lasers
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repetition
time measurement
bandwidth
vibration
piezoelectric transducers
laser cavities
erbium
stabilization

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Mode-locked fiber laser frequency-controlled with an intracavity electro-optic modulator. / Hudson, Darren D.; Holman, Kevin W.; Jones, Ronald J; Cundiff, Steven T.; Ye, Jun; Jones, David J.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 30, No. 21, 01.11.2005, p. 2948-2950.

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Hudson, Darren D. ; Holman, Kevin W. ; Jones, Ronald J ; Cundiff, Steven T. ; Ye, Jun ; Jones, David J. / Mode-locked fiber laser frequency-controlled with an intracavity electro-optic modulator. In: Optics Letters. 2005 ; Vol. 30, No. 21. pp. 2948-2950.
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