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Title: Stabilization of a self-referenced, prism-based, Cr:forsterite laser frequency comb using an intracavity prism

Abstract

The frequency comb from a prism-based Cr:forsterite laser has been frequency stabilized using intracavity prism insertion and pump power modulation. Absolute frequency measurements of a CW fiber laser stabilized to the P(13) transition of acetylene demonstrate a fractional instability of {approx}2x10{sup -11} at a 1 s gate time, limited by a commercial Global Positioning System (GPS)-disciplined rubidium oscillator. Additionally, absolute frequency measurements made simultaneously using a second frequency comb indicate relative instabilities of 3x10{sup -12} for both combs for a 1 s gate time. Estimations of the carrier-envelope offset frequency linewidth based on relative intensity noise and the response dynamics of the carrier-envelope offset to pump power changes confirm the observed linewidths.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22036500
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Optics; Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 36; Other Information: (c) 2009 Optical Society of America; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ACETYLENE; FIBERS; FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT; INSTABILITY; LASER RADIATION; LINE WIDTHS; MINERALS; MODULATION; NOISE; OPTICAL PUMPING; OSCILLATORS; PRISMS; RUBIDIUM; STABILITY; STABILIZATION

Citation Formats

Tillman, Karl A., Thapa, Rajesh, Knabe, Kevin, Wu Shun, Lim, Jinkang, Washburn, Brian R., and Corwin, Kristan L. Stabilization of a self-referenced, prism-based, Cr:forsterite laser frequency comb using an intracavity prism. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1364/AO.48.006980.
Tillman, Karl A., Thapa, Rajesh, Knabe, Kevin, Wu Shun, Lim, Jinkang, Washburn, Brian R., & Corwin, Kristan L. Stabilization of a self-referenced, prism-based, Cr:forsterite laser frequency comb using an intracavity prism. United States. doi:10.1364/AO.48.006980.
Tillman, Karl A., Thapa, Rajesh, Knabe, Kevin, Wu Shun, Lim, Jinkang, Washburn, Brian R., and Corwin, Kristan L. Sun . "Stabilization of a self-referenced, prism-based, Cr:forsterite laser frequency comb using an intracavity prism". United States. doi:10.1364/AO.48.006980.
@article{osti_22036500,
title = {Stabilization of a self-referenced, prism-based, Cr:forsterite laser frequency comb using an intracavity prism},
author = {Tillman, Karl A. and Thapa, Rajesh and Knabe, Kevin and Wu Shun and Lim, Jinkang and Washburn, Brian R. and Corwin, Kristan L.},
abstractNote = {The frequency comb from a prism-based Cr:forsterite laser has been frequency stabilized using intracavity prism insertion and pump power modulation. Absolute frequency measurements of a CW fiber laser stabilized to the P(13) transition of acetylene demonstrate a fractional instability of {approx}2x10{sup -11} at a 1 s gate time, limited by a commercial Global Positioning System (GPS)-disciplined rubidium oscillator. Additionally, absolute frequency measurements made simultaneously using a second frequency comb indicate relative instabilities of 3x10{sup -12} for both combs for a 1 s gate time. Estimations of the carrier-envelope offset frequency linewidth based on relative intensity noise and the response dynamics of the carrier-envelope offset to pump power changes confirm the observed linewidths.},
doi = {10.1364/AO.48.006980},
journal = {Applied Optics},
number = 36,
volume = 48,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Dec 20 00:00:00 EST 2009},
month = {Sun Dec 20 00:00:00 EST 2009}
}