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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2002
  • pp: 312–314

Subfemtosecond timing jitter between two independent, actively synchronized, mode-locked lasers

Robert K. Shelton, Seth M. Foreman, Long-Sheng Ma, John L. Hall, Henry C. Kapteyn, Margaret M. Murnane, Mark Notcutt, and Jun Ye  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 312-314 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000312


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Abstract

With the implementation of a fast-bandwidth servo, along with improved laser construction and associated better passive stability, we have achieved subfemtosecond relative timing jitter between two independent, actively synchronized, mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers. Timing jitter of 0.58 fs is obtained with a 160-Hz observation bandwidth over several seconds. Within a 2-MHz observation bandwidth, the timing jitter is 1.75 fs. Excellent repeatability and rapid speed in setting an arbitrary time delay between two pulses are also demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

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Robert K. Shelton, Seth M. Foreman, Long-Sheng Ma, John L. Hall, Henry C. Kapteyn, Margaret M. Murnane, Mark Notcutt, and Jun Ye, "Subfemtosecond timing jitter between two independent, actively synchronized, mode-locked lasers," Opt. Lett. 27, 312-314 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-5-312


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