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Fiber Frequency Combs: Development and Applications



Nathan R. Newbury, William C. Swann, Ian R. Coddington, John J. McFerran


The output of a femtosecond fiber laser provides a comb of lines in frequency space that can be phase-locked to either a microwave or optical reference to form a stable frequency comb. We discuss the basic configuration of fiber laser-based frequency combs, the underlying physics behind the stabilization of the comb, and some applications of fiber-laser frequency combs to remote sensing and to measurements of the stability and phase noise of optical sources at 1550 nm.
Proceedings Title
Tech. Dig., Symp. on Optical Fiber Meas.
SP 1055
Conference Dates
September 19-20, 2006
Conference Location
Boulder, CO, USA


femtosecond fiber lasers, fiber laser frequency combs


Newbury, N. , Swann, W. , Coddington, I. and McFerran, J. (2006), Fiber Frequency Combs: Development and Applications, Tech. Dig., Symp. on Optical Fiber Meas., Boulder, CO, USA, [online], (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created September 18, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021