The timing fluctuations of a mode-locked Nd:YAG laser are reduced by electronic feedback. Timing fluctuations at rates of 50 to 250 Hz are reduced by more than 20 dB, the total timing fluctuations are reduced from 2.9 to 0.9 psec rms, and long-term drift is reduced to 0.5 psec/min. Applications include time-resolved probing experiments and synchronization of lasers.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 30, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 1986
Published: October 1, 1986
M. J. W. Rodwell, T. Baer, B. H. Kolner, K. J. Weingarten, and D. M. Bloom, "Reduction of timing fluctuations in a mode-locked Nd:YAG laser by electronic feedback," Opt. Lett. 11, 638-640 (1986)