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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1986
  • pp: 638–640

Reduction of timing fluctuations in a mode-locked Nd:YAG laser by electronic feedback

M. J. W. Rodwell, K. J. Weingarten, D. M. Bloom, T. Baer, and B. H. Kolner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 10, pp. 638-640 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000638


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Abstract

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.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 30, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 1986
Published: October 1, 1986

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-10-638


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