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Timing jitter measurement of laser pulses by cross-correlation technique
Author(s): Kyoo Nam Choi
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2002, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '93, (11 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161358
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Kyoo Nam Choi, GoldStar Central Research Lab. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2002:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '93
Paul W. Roehrenbeck, Editor(s)

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