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Simultaneous low noise radio frequency tone and narrow linewidth optical comb generation from a regeneratively mode-locked laser
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Paper Abstract

A regeneratively mode-locked laser with simultaneous low noise radio frequency (RF) tone and optical comb generation is presented. The laser does not need any external RF signal and emits a pulse train at ∼10  GHz repetition rate with a 1.5-ps optical pulse width after compression. The generated RF tone has a signal-to-noise ratio of 121  dB/Hz and an RF fluctuation of 10−9 over 0.1 s. The optical frequency comb spacing is also at ∼10  GHz and the optical comb tooth has a linewidth of <1  kHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 2014
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(10) 100501 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.10.100501
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Ibrahim Ozdur, Abdullah Gül Univ. (Turkey)
Sarper Ozharar, Bahçeşehir Univ. (Turkey)
Peter J. Delfyett, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

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