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Electronically controlled optical sampling using 100 MHz repetition rate fiber lasers
Author(s): Florian Tauser; Christian Rausch; Jan H. Posthumus; Frank Lison
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate the use of two ultrafast fiber laser systems locked together at identical repetition rates of 100 MHz to achieve a timing resolution below 300 fs for pump-probe experiments. By sweeping the set-point of the locking electronics, we scan the time delay between the individual pulse trains by 800 ps. This scanning technique requires only sub-micrometer mechanical motion. Since the temporal scan range is determined electronically, the acquisition can be limited to regions where meaningful physical data is recorded. We discuss how our technique can approach asynchronous optical sampling based on GHz repetition rate lasers in terms of data collection efficiency while offering a number of practical advantages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6881, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VIII, 68810O (15 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.764506
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Florian Tauser, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Christian Rausch, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Jan H. Posthumus, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Frank Lison, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6881:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VIII
Joseph Neev; Stefan Nolte; Alexander Heisterkamp; Christopher B. Schaffer, Editor(s)

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