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Stable 100 GHz Pulses Generated by injection locking of multiple lasers to an optical frequency comb

Stable 100 GHz Pulses Generated by injection locking of multiple lasers to an optical frequency comb
Stable 100 GHz Pulses Generated by injection locking of multiple lasers to an optical frequency comb
Optical frequency combs (OFCs) can generate a wide bandwidth of regularly spaced modes with high frequency stability. Besides frequency and time metrology, OFCs can also have applications in arbitrary waveform generation and telecommunications by manipulating individual comb modes. We have previously demonstrated using optical injection locking to selectively amplify individual comb modes which are closely spaced (250 MHz) [1]. Over 50 dB of gain was achieved with low phase noise associated with the locking process [2]. The injection locking process maintains the coherence properties of the master laser and therefore by combining multiple lasers locked to different frequencies of a common OFC, pulses can be generated.
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Wu, D.S.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Wu, D.S., Richardson, D.J. and Slavík, R. (2014) Stable 100 GHz Pulses Generated by injection locking of multiple lasers to an optical frequency comb. In 2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC. IEEE. 1 pp . (doi:10.1109/CLEOE-IQEC.2013.6801272).

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Optical frequency combs (OFCs) can generate a wide bandwidth of regularly spaced modes with high frequency stability. Besides frequency and time metrology, OFCs can also have applications in arbitrary waveform generation and telecommunications by manipulating individual comb modes. We have previously demonstrated using optical injection locking to selectively amplify individual comb modes which are closely spaced (250 MHz) [1]. Over 50 dB of gain was achieved with low phase noise associated with the locking process [2]. The injection locking process maintains the coherence properties of the master laser and therefore by combining multiple lasers locked to different frequencies of a common OFC, pulses can be generated.

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e-pub ahead of print date: May 2013
Published date: 21 April 2014
Additional Information: CI-5.3
Venue - Dates: 2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC, Munich, Germany, 2013-05-12 - 2013-05-16
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 367586
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367586
PURE UUID: 9e23baba-232e-4ac6-984e-13c3c2bbe662
ORCID for D.J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058
ORCID for R. Slavík: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9336-4262

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Date deposited: 06 Aug 2014 11:50
Last modified: 27 Aug 2019 00:38

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Author: D.S. Wu
Author: D.J. Richardson ORCID iD
Author: R. Slavík ORCID iD

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