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Frontiers in Optics
San Jose, California United States
October 11-15, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-878-0
FiO/LS Joint Poster Session (JWC)

Timing Jitter in Prelase-Initiated, Single-Mode Pulses from a Repetitively Q-Switched, Diode-Pumped, Nd:YAG Laser

Henry Baker, Spencer Kimori, John R. Thompson, Thomas Shaffner, and Troy J. Siemers

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2009.JWC34


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Abstract

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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OCIS Codes
(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

Citation
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.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=FiO-2009-JWC34


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