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Synchronization of a pulsed Q-switched laser with a femtosecond laser with jitter less than 100 ps
Author(s): Efim A. Khazanov; Alexey Anastasiev; Eugeny Katin; Oleg V. Palashov
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Paper Abstract

In this report, a Nd:YLF laser with pulse duration of 2 ns, synchronized with a femtosecond laser is discussed. The pulse duration and synchronization are provided by two Pockels cells, in which voltage pulse is synchronized with the femtosecond laser by means of a special electronic unit. One Pockels cell ensures Q-switching, whereas the other cuts a shorter pulse out of a Q-switched pulse with 15ns duration. In such an approach, the requirements for jitter between a Q-switched pulse and a Q-switched pulse are not so strict and may be easily fulfilled. Experimental results presented herein show that the suggested two-step scheme of synchronization of a Q-switched laser and a cw laser with passive mode-locking may simply and reliably synchronize these lasers with jitter better than 100 ps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4629, Laser Resonators and Beam Control V, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469483
Show Author Affiliations
Efim A. Khazanov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Alexey Anastasiev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Eugeny Katin, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Oleg V. Palashov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4629:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control V
Alexis V. Kudryashov, Editor(s)

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