Single-mode pulses from an Nd:YAG laser display substantial timing jitter relative to the opening of the Q-switch, which is driven by prelase intensity fluctuations proximate to the opening of the Q-switch.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
H. Baker, S. Kimori, J. R. Thompson, T. Shaffner, and T. J. Siemers, "Timing Jitter in Prelase-Initiated, Single-Mode Pulses from a Repetitively Q-Switched, Diode-Pumped, Nd:YAG Laser," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JWC34.
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