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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1989
  • pp: 494–496

Mode size and time duration fluctuations in a picosecond Nd:YAG laser

Antonello Cutolo, Luigi Zeni, Vincenzo Berardi, Riccardo Bruzzese, Salvatore Solimeno, and Nicola Spinelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 10, pp. 494-496 (1989)

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A new technique is successfully used to analyze in real time the pulse-to-pulse fluctuations of mode size and time duration in a picosecond Nd:YAG laser. In particular we show that the pulse length (30 psec) of our active–passive mode-locked Nd:YAG laser is stable to within 10% when the cavity is perfectly tuned and the saturable absorber is fresh. This technique is experimentally shown to be effective and reliable for real-time analysis of the stability of ultrashort laser pulses under a broad range of experimental conditions.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 14, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 1989
Published: May 15, 1989

Vincenzo Berardi, Antonello Cutolo, Luigi Zeni, Riccardo Bruzzese, Salvatore Solimeno, and Nicola Spinelli, "Mode size and time duration fluctuations in a picosecond Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 494-496 (1989)

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