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Continuously Tunable Precise, Single Frequency Optical Signal Generator



J D. Jost, John L. Hall, Jun Ye


To realize a genuine CW optical frequency synthesizer, a continuously tunable single-frequency CW laser has been employed to track preciselyany arbitrary component of a wide bandwidth phase-stabilized optical comb. We dermnstrate in experiment two fundamental aspects of opticalfrequency synthesis, namely, precise setting of the laser frequency at a arbitrary predetermined value, and continuous tuning of the laser frequency with the digital precision known in radio frequency synthesis. A typical computer-automated search-and-lock procedure finishes on one-minute time scale.
Optics Express


femtosecond laser comb, optical frequency synthesizer, stable lasers


Jost, J. , Hall, J. and Ye, J. (2002), Continuously Tunable Precise, Single Frequency Optical Signal Generator, Optics Express (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created May 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021