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6 June 2002 Synchronization of a pulsed Q-switched laser with a femtosecond laser with jitter less than 100 ps
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Proceedings Volume 4629, Laser Resonators and Beam Control V; (2002)
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2002, San Jose, California, United States
In this report, a Nd:YLF laser with pulse duration of 2 ns, synchronized with a femtosecond laser is discussed. The pulse duration and synchronization are provided by two Pockels cells, in which voltage pulse is synchronized with the femtosecond laser by means of a special electronic unit. One Pockels cell ensures Q-switching, whereas the other cuts a shorter pulse out of a Q-switched pulse with 15ns duration. In such an approach, the requirements for jitter between a Q-switched pulse and a Q-switched pulse are not so strict and may be easily fulfilled. Experimental results presented herein show that the suggested two-step scheme of synchronization of a Q-switched laser and a cw laser with passive mode-locking may simply and reliably synchronize these lasers with jitter better than 100 ps.
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Efim A. Khazanov, Alexey Anastasiev, Eugeny Katin, and Oleg V. Palashov "Synchronization of a pulsed Q-switched laser with a femtosecond laser with jitter less than 100 ps", Proc. SPIE 4629, Laser Resonators and Beam Control V, (6 June 2002);


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