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Ultrasensitive phase measurements with femtosecond ring lasers
Author(s): Briggs W. Atherton; Scott A. Diddams; Jean-Claude M. Diels
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Paper Abstract

The decoupling of the counterpropagating pulses in a passively mode-locked ring laser makes possible the measurement of non-reciprocal phase differences of 10-6 and index differences of 10-10, with temporal resolution in the femtosecond range (limited by the pulse width). Active stabilization increases this sensitivity by three orders of magnitude. Applications are found in the measurement of fast electrical transients and small magnetic field splittings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2377, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206426
Show Author Affiliations
Briggs W. Atherton, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Scott A. Diddams, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Jean-Claude M. Diels, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2377:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II
Christopher P. P. Barty; Frank W. Wise, Editor(s)

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