Diode-pumping of Ti:sapphire provides a low-cost route to high-quality frequency-comb sources, exploiting the potential of direct diode modulation for wideband control of the carrier-envelope-offset frequency. We present here an fREP- and fCEO-locked, directly diode-pumped Ti:sapphire frequency comb, producing 66-fs pulses at 800 nm and employing f -to-2f interferometry and current modulation of a 462-nm blue laser diode to achieve a stabilization bandwidth extending to ∼70 kHz. Characterizations of the fREP and fCEO phase noise are compared to relative intensity noise spectra of the pump diodes to provide insights into how the diode design and performance transfer into the comb stability, suggesting a lower contribution to fREP and fCEO noise from the blue laser diode than from the green diode.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics