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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1646–1648

Reduction of pulse-to-pulse fluctuation in laser pulse energy using the optical Kerr effect

Shigeki Matsuo, Lihe Yan, Jinhai Si, Takuro Tomita, and Shuichi Hashimoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1646-1648 (2012)

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An all-optical stabilization method of laser pulse energy is proposed using the optical Kerr effect (OKE). The method uses the OKE induced by a portion of the laser pulse as a power controller. The decrease (increase) in the throughput of the optical setup for OKE compensates for the increase (decrease) in pulse energy, thereby stabilizing the pulse-to-pulse fluctuation in pulse energy. The validity of this principle was proven by experiments with a femtosecond laser.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2012
Published: May 9, 2012

Shigeki Matsuo, Lihe Yan, Jinhai Si, Takuro Tomita, and Shuichi Hashimoto, "Reduction of pulse-to-pulse fluctuation in laser pulse energy using the optical Kerr effect," Opt. Lett. 37, 1646-1648 (2012)

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