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Subfemtosecond Timing Jitter Between Two Independent, Actively Synchronized Mode-Locked Lasers

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Author(s)

R K. Shelton, S M. Foreman, L -. Ma, John L. Hall, H C. Kapteyn, M M. Murnane, M Notcutt, Jun Ye

Abstract

With the implementation of a bandwidth servo, along with improved laser construction and associated better passive stability, we have achieved sub-femtosecond relative timing jitter between two independent, actively synchronized, mode-locked Ti-sapphire lasers. A timing jitter of 0.58 fs is obtained with a 160-Hz observation bandwidth over several seconds. Within a 2 MHz observation bandwidth, the timing jitter is 1.75 fs. Excellent repeatability and rapid speed in setting an arbitrary time delay between two pulses are also demonstrated.
Citation
Optics Letters
Volume
27
Issue
No. 5

Keywords

femtosecond lasers, synchronization

Citation

Shelton, R. , Foreman, S. , Ma, L. , Hall, J. , Kapteyn, H. , Murnane, M. , Notcutt, M. and Ye, J. (2002), Subfemtosecond Timing Jitter Between Two Independent, Actively Synchronized Mode-Locked Lasers, Optics Letters (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created February 28, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021