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A diode-pumped Yb:KYW femtosecond laser frequency comb with stabilized carrier-envelope offset frequency

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Author(s)

Stephanie Meyer, J A. Squier, Scott A. Diddams

Abstract

We describe the detection and stabilization of the carrier envelope offset (CEO) frequency of a diode-pumped Yb:KYW (ytterbium- doped potassium yttrium tungstate) fs-oscillator that is spectrally centered at 1033 nm. The system consists of a passively mode-locked femtosecond laser that produces 290 fs pulses at a repetition rate of 160 MHz. These pulses are first amplified, spectrally broadened and temporally compressed to 80 fs, and then launched into microstructured fiber to produce an octave-spanning spectrum. An f-2f nonlinear interferometer is employed with the broadened spectrum to detect and stabilize the CEO frequency through feedback to the pump laser current. These results demonstrate that such a Yb-doped tungstate can provide an efficient, compact, high-repetition-rate optical frequency comb with coverage from 650-1450 nm.
Citation
European Physical Journal D

Keywords

ytterbium, diode-pumped laser, femtosecond laser, frequency comb

Citation

Meyer, S. , Squier, J. and Diddams, S. (2008), A diode-pumped Yb:KYW femtosecond laser frequency comb with stabilized carrier-envelope offset frequency, European Physical Journal D, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=50599 (Accessed June 12, 2024)

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Created January 23, 2008, Updated February 17, 2017