Applied Physics B

, 104:799 | Cite as

Noise performance of a feed-forward scheme for carrier-envelope phase stabilization

  • S. KokeEmail author
  • A. Anderson
  • H. Frei
  • A. Assion
  • G. Steinmeyer


The noise performance of a feed-forward scheme for carrier-envelope phase stabilization is discussed. This scheme uses an acousto-optic frequency shifter to directly correct for fluctuations of the carrier-envelope phase in a pulse train emitted by a mode-locked laser without manipulating the intracavity dispersion. Generation of zero-offset frequency combs is demonstrated. Furthermore, it is shown that pump laser noise has only a minor effect on the achievable performance. Limited only by the travel time of the acoustic wave in the shifter, pump laser noise can be corrected up to near-megahertz frequencies, which yields superior noise performance compared to traditional feedback operation. Residual phase jitters down to 45 mrad are experimentally verified.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Koke
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Anderson
    • 2
  • H. Frei
    • 2
  • A. Assion
    • 2
  • G. Steinmeyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse SpectroscopyBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Femtolasers Produktions GmbHViennaAustria

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