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Cross-influence between the two servo-loops of a fully-stabilized Er:fiber optical frequency comb
Résumé We present a study of the impact of the cross-coupling between the two servo loops used to stabilize the repetition rate frep and the carrier-envelope offset (CEO) frequency fCEO in a commercial Er:fiber frequency comb, based on the combination of experimental measurements and a model of the coupled loops. The developed theoretical model enables us to quantify the influence of the servo-loop coupling on an optical comb line, by simulating the hypothetic case where no coupling would be present. Numerical values for the model were obtained from an extensive characterization of the comb, in terms of frequency noise and dynamic response to a modulation applied to each actuator, for both frep and fCEO. To validate the model, the frequency noise of an optical comb line at 1.56 μm was experimentally measured from the heterodyne beat between the comb and a cavity-stabilized ultranarrow-linewidth laser and showed good agreement with the calculated noise spectrum. The coupling between the two stabilization loops results in a more than 10-fold reduction of the comb mode frequency noise power spectral density in a wide Fourier frequency range.
   
Mots-clés Metrology; Mode-locked lasers; Ultrafast lasers; Laser stabilization
   
Citation Dolgovskiy, V., Bucalovic, N., Thomann, P., Schori, C., Di Domenico, G., & Schilt, S. (2012). Cross-influence between the two servo-loops of a fully-stabilized Er:fiber optical frequency comb. J. Opt. Soc. America B, 29(10), 2944-2957.
   
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 28-9-2012
Nom du périodique J. Opt. Soc. America B
Volume 29
Numéro 10
Pages 2944-2957
URL http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josa...
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