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Frequency stabilization of a mode-locked waveguide laser using the Pound-Drever-Hall technique
Author(s): M. L. Fanto; J. E. Malowicki; R. J. Bussjager; P. L. Repak; K. A. Kramer; D. Casimir; M. J. Hayduk
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Paper Abstract

The generation of stable mode-locked pulses in the 1550 nm regime is required for high resolution signal processing used in transient probes, optical clocks, and optical A-D converters. More recently the frequency combs comprising these pulses have been applied to innovative methods of arbitrary waveform generation (AWG) in the optical domain. Temporal stability, however, limits the performance in some of those applications. We show here that a Pound-Drever-Hall (PDH) technique applied to a mode-locked Erbium Doped Waveguide Laser (EDWL) effectively stabilizes the frequency comb for extended time intervals. The ultra-compact waveguide configuration offers greater packaging flexibility. The system performance in terms of temporal stability is also found to compare favorably with those of a high grade commercial erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL).

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5814, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications, (24 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.607766
Show Author Affiliations
M. L. Fanto, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
J. E. Malowicki, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
R. J. Bussjager, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
P. L. Repak, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
K. A. Kramer, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
D. Casimir, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
M. J. Hayduk, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5814:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications
Andrew R. Pirich; Michael J. Hayduk; Eric J. Donkor; Peter J. Delfyett, Editor(s)

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