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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 415–417

Experimental investigation of relative timing jitter in passively synchronized Q -switched lasers

Haynes Pak Hay Cheng, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Ole Bjarlin Jensen, Peter Eskil Andersen, Paul Michael Petersen, and Christian Pedersen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 415-417 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000415


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Abstract

Relative timing jitter between synchronized Q-switched lasers, or lack thereof, is important for stable sum-frequency generation. Experimental investigation of two passively synchronized lasers shows that the jitter is minimized when the free-running repetition rates of the two lasers are close to, but not exactly, matching. When the free-running repetition rates are matched, the jitter is significantly large. At the best operating point, the pulse-to-pulse period was 200 μs , while the relative jitter between the two lasers was 9 ns . If the effect of the master laser’s pulse-to-pulse jitter is removed, the residual timing jitter between the two lasers was 6 ns , which corresponds to the lower limit set by pump power fluctuations and noise from spontaneous emission.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2010
Published: January 31, 2011

Citation
Haynes Pak Hay Cheng, Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Ole Bjarlin Jensen, Peter Eskil Andersen, Paul Michael Petersen, and Christian Pedersen, "Experimental investigation of relative timing jitter in passively synchronized Q-switched lasers," Opt. Lett. 36, 415-417 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-3-415

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