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Temporal and spectral analysis of the synchronization of synchroscan streak cameras
Author(s): Bernard Cunin; P. Geist; Francine Heisel; A. Martz; Joseph-Albert Miehe
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Paper Abstract

A stochastic model has been developed to explain the well-known experimental results in synchroscan measurements with actively mode-locked lasers demonstrating that in the configuration where the synchronization is carried out by means of the ultrastable oscillator exciting the acoustooptic mode-locker of the laser, the overall temporal resolution is considerably worse than in the case where the deflection is performed by the electric signal directly derived from the optical recurrent pulses. The calculations including both random period fluctuations of the laser pulses and temporal jitter due to the electronic trigger system are corroborated by experimental investigations. The study shows that even in the presence of the phase noise in the laser beam, a jitter free synchronization can be achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23977
Show Author Affiliations
Bernard Cunin, Ctr. de Recherches Nucleaires (France)
P. Geist, Ctr. de Recherches Nucleaires (France)
Francine Heisel, Ctr. de Recherches Nucleaires (France)
A. Martz, Ctr. de Recherches Nucleaires (France)
Joseph-Albert Miehe, Ctr. de Recherches Nucleaires (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1358:
19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Peter W. W. Fuller, Editor(s)

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