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Broadband Phase-Coherent Optical Frequency Synthesis with Actively Linked Ti:Sapphire and Cr:Forsterite Femtosecond Lasers

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Author(s)

A Bartels, Nathan R. Newbury, I Thomann, Leo W. Hollberg, Scott Diddams

Abstract

We link the output spectra of a Ti:Sapphire and a Cr:forsterite femtosecond laser phase coherently to form a continuous frequency comb with a wavelength coverage from 0.57 to 1.45 υm at power levels of 1 nW and 40 υW per frequency mode. To achieve this, the laser repetition rates and the carrier-envelope offset frequencies are phase-locked to each other. The coherence time between the individual components of the two combs is 40 υs. The timing jitter between the lasers is 20 fs. The combined frequency comb is self-referenced for access to its overall offset frequency. We report the first demonstration to our knowledge of an extremely broadband and continuous, high-powered and phase-coherent frequency comb from two femtosecond lasers with different gain media.
Citation
Optics Letters
Volume
29
Issue
4

Citation

Bartels, A. , Newbury, N. , Thomann, I. , Hollberg, L. and Diddams, S. (2004), Broadband Phase-Coherent Optical Frequency Synthesis with Actively Linked Ti:Sapphire and Cr:Forsterite Femtosecond Lasers, Optics Letters (Accessed July 19, 2024)

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Created February 14, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021