Mode-locked fiber laser frequency-controlled with an intracavity electro-optic modulator

Darren D. Hudson*, Kevin W. Holman, R. Jason Jones, Steven T. Cundiff, Jun Ye, David J. Jones

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We demonstrate a mode-locked, erbium-doped fiber laser with its repetition frequency synchronized to a second fiber laser via an intracavity electro-optic modulator (EOM). With servo control from the EOM (bandwidth ∼230 kHz) and a slower speed intracavity piezoelectric transducer (resonance at ∼20 kHz), we demonstrate stabilization of the repetition frequency with an in-loop rms timing jitter of 10 fs, integrated over a bandwidth from 1 Hz to 100 kHz. This represents what is to our knowledge the first time an EOM has been introduced inside a mode-locked laser cavity for fast servo action and the lowest timing jitter reported for a mode-locked fiber laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2948-2950
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


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