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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1995
  • pp: 2117–2119

Noise characterization of mode-locked lasers by comparing the power spectra of the fundamental and second-harmonic pulses

Yong Wang, L. P. Chen, and J. M. Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 2117-2119 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.002117


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Abstract

By comparing the noise power spectra of the fundamental pulses and those of the second-harmonic pulses, the peak intensity fluctuation, the pulse-width fluctuation, the pulse timing jitter, and the cross correlation between the pulse width and the peak intensity fluctuations of a mode-locked pulse train can be separately quantified. The noise characteristics of an actively mode-locked Nd:YLF laser are presented to demonstrate this technique.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 15, 1995
Published: October 15, 1995

Citation
Yong Wang, L. P. Chen, and J. M. Liu, "Noise characterization of mode-locked lasers by comparing the power spectra of the fundamental and second-harmonic pulses," Opt. Lett. 20, 2117-2119 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-20-2117

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