Common-path self-referencing interferometer for carrier-envelope offset frequency stabilization with enhanced noise immunity

Veronika Tsatourian, Helen S Margolis, Giuseppe Marra, Derryck T. Reid, Patrick Gill

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Abstract

A nonlinear interferometer design for stabilizing the carrier-envelope offset frequency of a Ti:sapphire frequency comb with superior immunity to air currents and acoustic noise is presented. The scheme uses a pair of Wollaston prisms for group-delay dispersion compensation, providing an all-common-path optical configuration. Out-of-loop phase noise measurements for an unshielded interferometer setup showed up to 15 dB improvement compared to a Michelson interferometer based system. Further simplification of the self-referencing scheme providing a compact single-Wollaston-prism design has been demonstrated. © 2010 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1209-1211
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2010

Keywords

  • TI-SAPPHIRE LASER
  • NOBEL LECTURE
  • PHASE JITTER

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