1 April 1991 Ultrafast streak camera evaluations of phase noise from an actively stabilized colliding-pulse-mode-locked ring dye laser
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Proceedings Volume 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24013
Event: 19th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 1990, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Abstract
Modelocked laser systems are now capable of generating picosecond and femtosecond optical pulses either directly or by employing optical pulse compression techniques. It has recently become important in certain experiments that the repetition rate of the probe laser be precisely synchronised with a radio-frequency drive signal, or with other modelocked laser systems. Examples of relevant applications include those requiring sampling procedures (eg. electro-optic sampling) and also those where synchronously-operating streak cameras are used. In the latter, long-term pulse-timing jitter gives rise to an overall loss of camera resolution. Although the dispersion-compensated Colliding- Pulse-Modelocked (CPM) ring dye laser is routinely capable of directly generating optical pulses of less then 50 fs [1] it has become clear that such passively modelocked systems can suffer from severe medium and long term phase noise. Investigations of this phase-noise by measurements made in the frequency and time domains will be described here.
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David R. Walker, David R. Walker, William E. Sleat, William E. Sleat, J. M. Evans, J. M. Evans, Wilson Sibbett, Wilson Sibbett, } "Ultrafast streak camera evaluations of phase noise from an actively stabilized colliding-pulse-mode-locked ring dye laser", Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24013; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24013
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