11 October 1993 Timing jitter measurement of laser pulses by cross-correlation technique
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A cross-correlation technique for the measurement of timing jitter of femtosecond light pulses in time domain is presented. This measurement technique uses an optical mixing process in a scanned Michelson interferometer, which is simple in application but has femtosecond temporal resolution. The width of autocorrelated pulse and the width of pulse by cross- correlating with the next pulse following after the external cavity round trip time were measured. Timing jitter of the light pulses from the actively mode-locked semiconductor laser was measured by comparing the above two pulse widths, and the timing jitter was found to be approximately 15 fs for a pulse having approximately 270 fs FWHM width.
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Kyoo Nam Choi, Kyoo Nam Choi, } "Timing jitter measurement of laser pulses by cross-correlation technique", Proc. SPIE 2002, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '93, (11 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161358; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.161358
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