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Title: Carrier-envelope phase stabilization of an Er:Yb:glass laser via a feed-forward technique

Abstract

Few-cycle pulsed laser technology highlights the need for control and stabilization of the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) for applications requiring shot-to-shot timing and phase consistency. This general requirement has been achieved successfully in a number of free–space and fiber lasers via feedback and feed-forward (FF) methods. Here, expanding on existing results, we demonstrate CEP stabilization through the FF method applied to a SESAM mode-locked Er:Yb:glass laser at 1.55 μm with a measured ultralow timing jitter of 2.9 as (1–3 MHz) and long-term stabilization over a duration of 8 h. Single-digit attosecond stabilization at telecom wavelengths opens a new direction in applications requiring ultra-stable frequency and time precision such as high-resolution spectroscopy and fiber timing networks.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [4];  [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  3. Max Born Inst. for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin (Germany)
  4. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1573800
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1573877
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; SC0014664
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-9592
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Lemons, Randy, Liu, Wei, de Fuentes, Irene Fernandez, Droste, Stefan, Steinmeyer, Günter, Durfee, Charles G., and Carbajo, Sergio Garcia. Carrier-envelope phase stabilization of an Er:Yb:glass laser via a feed-forward technique. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1364/OL.44.005610.
Lemons, Randy, Liu, Wei, de Fuentes, Irene Fernandez, Droste, Stefan, Steinmeyer, Günter, Durfee, Charles G., & Carbajo, Sergio Garcia. Carrier-envelope phase stabilization of an Er:Yb:glass laser via a feed-forward technique. United States. doi:10.1364/OL.44.005610.
Lemons, Randy, Liu, Wei, de Fuentes, Irene Fernandez, Droste, Stefan, Steinmeyer, Günter, Durfee, Charles G., and Carbajo, Sergio Garcia. Wed . "Carrier-envelope phase stabilization of an Er:Yb:glass laser via a feed-forward technique". United States. doi:10.1364/OL.44.005610.
@article{osti_1573800,
title = {Carrier-envelope phase stabilization of an Er:Yb:glass laser via a feed-forward technique},
author = {Lemons, Randy and Liu, Wei and de Fuentes, Irene Fernandez and Droste, Stefan and Steinmeyer, Günter and Durfee, Charles G. and Carbajo, Sergio Garcia},
abstractNote = {Few-cycle pulsed laser technology highlights the need for control and stabilization of the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) for applications requiring shot-to-shot timing and phase consistency. This general requirement has been achieved successfully in a number of free–space and fiber lasers via feedback and feed-forward (FF) methods. Here, expanding on existing results, we demonstrate CEP stabilization through the FF method applied to a SESAM mode-locked Er:Yb:glass laser at 1.55 μm with a measured ultralow timing jitter of 2.9 as (1–3 MHz) and long-term stabilization over a duration of 8 h. Single-digit attosecond stabilization at telecom wavelengths opens a new direction in applications requiring ultra-stable frequency and time precision such as high-resolution spectroscopy and fiber timing networks.},
doi = {10.1364/OL.44.005610},
journal = {Optics Letters},
number = 22,
volume = 44,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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