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Wide band continuous all-fiber comb generator at 1.5 micron
Author(s): François Lemaître; Linda Mondin; X. Orlik

Paper Abstract

We present an all-fiber continuous optical frequency comb-generator (OFCG) able to generate over 6 nm (750 GHz) at 1560 nm using a combination of electro-optic and acousto-optic modulations. As opposed to numerous experimental setups that use the longitudinal modes of an optical cavity to generate continuous optical frequency combs, our setup doesn’t need any active stabilization of the cavity length since we use the intrinsically high stability of radiofrequency sources to generate the multiple lines of the comb laser. Moreover, compared to the work of ref [1], the hybrid optical modulation we use allows to suppress the problem of instability due interferences between the generated lines. We notice that these lines benefit from the spectral quality of the seed laser because the spectral width of the synthesized hyperfrequency and radiofrequency signals are generally narrower than laser sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 105651J (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309155
Show Author Affiliations
François Lemaître, ONERA (France)
Linda Mondin, CNES (France)
X. Orlik, ONERA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10565:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010
Errico Armandillo; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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