We measure the timing error of femtosecond pulses amplified by a Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier at a 1-kHz repetition rate by use of a modified cross-correlation technique. Linearly frequency-chirped amplified pulses are frequency mixed with transform-limited oscillator pulses. A shift in the sum frequency corresponds to the timing error of each amplified pulse relative to the oscillator pulses. The timing error was measured every 6 ms with approximately 1-fs resolution over a measurable range of 400 fs.
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Taisuke Miura, Katsuyuki Kobayashi, Kazuya Takasago, Zhigang Zhang, Kenji Torizuka, and Fumihiko Kannari, "Timing jitter in a kilohertz regenerative amplifier of a femtosecond-pulse Ti:Al2O3 laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 1795-1797 (2000)