Carrier-envelope offset frequency stabilization in a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator without nonlinear interferometry

Richard Alexander McCracken, Karolis Balskus, Zhaowei Zhang, Derryck Telford Reid, Melissa Fleming

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Abstract

By exploiting the correlation between changes in the wavelengthand the carrier-envelope offset frequency (f_CEO) ofthe signal pulses in a synchronously pumped opticalparametric oscillator, we show that f_CEO can be stabilizedindefinitely to a few megahertz in a 333 MHz repetition-ratesystem. Based on a position-sensitive photodiode,the technique is easily implemented, requires no nonlinearinterferometry, has a wide capture range, and is compatiblewith feed-forward techniques that can enable f_CEO stabilizationat loop bandwidths far exceeding those currentlyavailable to OPO combs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)966-969
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume41
Issue number5
Early online date21 Jan 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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