Title

Ultra-low-noise monolithic mode-locked solid-state laser

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 9-1-2016

Publication Title

Optica

Volume

3

Issue

9

First Page

995

Last Page

998

DOI

10.1364/OPTICA.3.000995

Abstract

Low-noise, high-repetition-rate mode-locked solid-state lasers are attractive for precision measurement and microwave generation, but the best lasers in terms of noise performance still consist of complex, bulky optical setups, which limits their range of applications. In this Letter, we present an approach for producing highly stable pulse trains with a record-low residual integrated offset frequency phase noise of 14 mrad at 1 GHz fundamental repetition rate using a monolithic mode-locked solid-state laser. The compact monolithic design simplifies implementation of the laser by fixing the cavity parameters and operates using just 265 mW of 980 nm pump light.

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