Self-Referenced Scheme for Direct Synthesis of Carrier-Envelope Phase Stable Pulses with Jitter below the Atomic Time Unit

  • Günter SteinmeyerEmail author
  • Christian Grebing
  • Bastian Borchers
  • Sebastian Koke
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 125)


A method for stabilizing the carrier-envelope phase of mode-locked oscillators is introduced. Other than previous concepts that exerted feedback action directly on the oscillator, our novel feed-forward concept employs an acousto-optic frequency shifter after the oscillator to correct the phase drift. This novel method is shown to simultaneously provide superior residual phase jitters and long-term performance, enabling previously considered impossible experiments in attosecond physics.


Phase Noise Photonic Crystal Fiber Laser Oscillator Feedback Scheme Servo Loop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günter Steinmeyer
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Christian Grebing
    • 1
    • 3
  • Bastian Borchers
    • 1
  • Sebastian Koke
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und KurzzeitspektroskopieBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Optoelectronics Research CentreTampereFinland
  3. 3.Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)BraunschweigGermany
  4. 4.InnoLight GmbHHannoverGermany

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