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All-optical synchronization of a Q-switched 100ps microchip laser to a femtosecond laser reference source
Author(s): D. Nodop; J. Rothardt; S. Haedrich; J. Limpert; A. Tünnermann
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Paper Abstract

We present a Q-switched microchip laser emitting 1064nm pulses as short as 100ps synchronized to a cavity dumped femtosecond laser emitting 800nm pulses as short as 80fs. The synchronization is achieved by presaturating the saturable absorber of the microchip laser with femtosecond pulses even though both lasers emit at different wavelengths. The mean timing jitter is 40ps and thus considerably shorter than the pulse duration of the microchip laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6871, Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices, 687102 (5 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763516
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D. Nodop, Friedrich-Schiller Univ. (Germany)
J. Rothardt, Friedrich-Schiller Univ. (Germany)
S. Haedrich, Friedrich-Schiller Univ. (Germany)
J. Limpert, Friedrich-Schiller Univ. (Germany)
A. Tünnermann, Friedrich-Schiller Univ. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6871:
Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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