SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION: High-bandwidth transfer of phase stability through a fiber frequency comb

High-bandwidth transfer of phase stability through a fiber frequency comb

N. Scharnhorst, J. B. Wübbena, S. Hannig, K. Jakobsen, J. Kramer, I. D. Leroux, & P. O. Schmidt

We demonstrate phase locking of a 729 nm diode laser to a 1542 nm master laser via an erbium-doped-fiber frequency comb, using a transfer-oscillator feedforward scheme which suppresses the effect of comb noise in an unprecedented 1.8 MHz bandwidth. We illustrate its performance by carrying out coherent manipulations of a trapped calcium ion with 99 % fidelity even at few-μs timescales. We thus demonstrate that transfer-oscillator locking can provide sufficient phase stability for high-fidelity quantum logic manipulation even without pre-stabilization of the slave diode laser.

Optics Express Vol. 23, p. 19771 (2015)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.23.019771