Applied Physics B

, Volume 95, Issue 1, pp 81–84 | Cite as

Performance comparison of interferometer topologies for carrier-envelope phase detection

  • C. Grebing
  • S. Koke
  • B. Manschwetus
  • G. Steinmeyer
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Abstract

Performance and noise immunity of different interferometer set-ups for carrier-envelope phase detection are compared. The frequently used Mach–Zehnder interferometer is found to be easily corrupted by acoustic noise contributions and air streaks, whereas a quasi-common-path variant of the f-to-2f interferometer exhibits a 40% reduction of residual noise. This comparative analysis also provides deeper insight into additional mechanisms that are currently limiting the performance of carrier-envelope phase stabilization schemes.

PACS

42.65.Re 07.60.Ly 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Grebing
    • 1
  • S. Koke
    • 1
  • B. Manschwetus
    • 1
  • G. Steinmeyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und UltrakurzzeitspektroskopieBerlinGermany

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