Applied Physics B

, Volume 78, Issue 1, pp 5–12

Control and precise measurement of carrier-envelope phase dynamics

  • S. Witte
  • R.T. Zinkstok
  • W. Hogervorst
  • K.S.E. Eikema
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-003-1307-3

Cite this article as:
Witte, S., Zinkstok, R., Hogervorst, W. et al. Appl Phys B (2004) 78: 5. doi:10.1007/s00340-003-1307-3

Abstract

The evolution of the carrier-envelope offset phase ϕCEO of a 10-fs Ti:Sapphire laser has been traced on time scales from microseconds to seconds using various techniques. Precise locking of this phase has been achieved down to an rms deviation of 1/40 of an optical cycle. Stability measurements have been performed independently of the feedback loop, focusing on the phase jitter introduced by the feedback loop itself, the pump laser, and a prism compressor. It is shown that a multi-mode pump laser introduces more phase noise on ϕCEO than a single-mode pump laser.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Witte
    • 1
  • R.T. Zinkstok
    • 1
  • W. Hogervorst
    • 1
  • K.S.E. Eikema
    • 1
  1. 1.Atomic and Laser Physics GroupLaser Centre Vrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands