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The Impact of Dispersion on Amplitude and Frequency Noise in a Yb-fiber Laser Comb



Lora L. Nugent-Glandorf, Todd Johnson, Yohei Kobayashi, Scott A. Diddams


We describe a Yb-fiber based laser comb, with a focus on the relationship between net cavity dispersion and the amplitude noise and frequency noise on the comb. While tuning the net cavity dispersion from anomalous to normal, we measure the amplitude noise (RIN), offset frequency (fCEO) linewidth, and the resulting frequency noise spectrum on fCEO. We find that the laser operated at zero net cavity dispersion has many advantages, including lower amplitude noise, a narrower free-running fCEO beat, and lower frequency noise. In this regime, we demonstrate a phase-locked fCEO beat with low residual noise.
Optics Letters


Amplitude noise, Dispersion, Frequency comb, Frequency noise, Carrier envelope offset frequency


Nugent-Glandorf, L. , Johnson, T. , Kobayashi, Y. and Diddams, S. (2011), The Impact of Dispersion on Amplitude and Frequency Noise in a Yb-fiber Laser Comb, Optics Letters (Accessed June 21, 2024)


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Created May 1, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017