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Phase noise issues in femtosecond lasers
Author(s): Fred L. Walls
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Paper Abstract

This paper explores the affect of phase modulation (PM), amplitude modulation (AM), and thermal noise on the rf spectrum, phase jitter, timing jitter, and frequency stability of femtosecond lasers and other precision sources. Using these concepts we can suggest how some noise aspects of femtosecond pulsed lasers should scale.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4269, Laser Frequency Stabilization, Standards, Measurement, and Applications, (3 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424466
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Fred L. Walls, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4269:
Laser Frequency Stabilization, Standards, Measurement, and Applications
John L. Hall; Jun Ye, Editor(s)

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