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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1434–1436

Time-interval analysis of laser-pulse-timing fluctuations

Hidemi Tsuchida  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 20, pp. 1434-1436 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001434


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Abstract

A new technique has been proposed and demonstrated for measuring the pulse-timing fluctuations of mode-locked lasers at low Fourier frequencies. The time interval between the laser pulses is precisely measured by use of zero-dead-time counters referenced to a stable atomic oscillator. By combination of this method with the time-domain demodulation technique, the phase-noise power spectral density of a mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser has been estimated for the 1-mHz–1-MHz Fourier frequency range, with a 240-dB dynamic range.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

Citation
Hidemi Tsuchida, "Time-interval analysis of laser-pulse-timing fluctuations," Opt. Lett. 24, 1434-1436 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-20-1434


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