Phase noise analysis of a 10 Watt Yb-doped fibre amplifier seeded by a 1-Hz-linewidth laser
Authors: Ricciardi I., Mosca S., Maddaloni P., Santamaria L., De Rosa M., De Natale P.
Autors Affiliation: INO–CNR, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Sezione di Napoli, and LENS, European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy, Via Campi Flegrei 34, I-80078 Pozzuoli (NA), Italy; INO–CNR, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, and LENS, European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy, Largo E. Fermi, I-50125 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: We report a thorough analysis of the spectral properties of an ytterbium-doped fibre amplifier, seeded by a Nd:YAG laser, whose linewidth has been narrowed down to 1 Hz by locking the laser to an ultrastable reference cavity. We measured the phase noise contribution from the amplifier, showing that it does not depend on the amplification gain, nor on the seed laser linewidth. Moreover, the amplifier-induced phase noise does not affect the final linewidth, as verified by heterodyne linewidth measurement within the 0.2 Hz resolution bandwidth of our acquisition set-up. Preservation of spectral purity below Hz-level is promising for more demanding applications, from nonlinear optics to frequency/time-standard transfer over fibre links. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America
Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS
Volume: 21 (12) Pages from: 14618 to: 14626
More Information: This work was supported by the Progetto Operativo Nazionale (PON), PON01_01525 MONi-toraggio Innovativo per le Coste e l\’Ambiente Marino – MONICA.KeyWords: Amplifiers (electronic); Linewidth; Nonlinear optics; Phase noise; Ytterbium, Amplification gain; Linewidth measurements; Noise contributions; Phase noise analysis; Resolution bandwidth; Spectral properties; Spectral purity; Ytterbium-doped, Neodymium lasers, amplifier; artifact; device failure analysis; devices; equipment design; fiber optics; signal noise ratio; solid state laser; article; equipment; equipment failure; fiber optics, Amplifiers, Electronic; Artifacts; Equipment Design; Equipment Failure Analysis; Fiber Optic Technology; Lasers, Solid-State; Signal-To-Noise Ratio, Amplifiers, Electronic; Artifacts; Equipment Design; Equipment Failure Analysis; Fiber Optic Technology; Lasers, Solid-State; Signal-To-Noise RatioDOI: 10.1364/OE.21.014618Citations: 9data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2020-01-19References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here