Reduction of timing jitter of a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser with saturable Bragg reflector by an optoelectronic phase locked loop

Ci Ling Pan*, J. M. Shieh, S. L. Liu, T. C. Huang, Kai-Feng Huang, Chi Luen Wang

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Abstract

Timing jitter is an important attribute of mode locked lasers. Active stabilization or synchronization schemes are often mandatory to reduce laser timing jitter for applications such as electro-optical sampling that requires low timing jitter and synchronization of the laser with other lasers or external signals. The effect of laser bandwidth on timing jitter in a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser with saturable Bragg reflector (SBR) is investigated. A timing stabilization method that employs an optoelectronic harmonic mixer (OEHM) in a phase-locked loop is demonstrated. The timing jitter reduction with SBR is achieved by intra-cavity bandwidth control and by the use of optoelectronic phase-locked loop for cavity length control.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5835818
Pages (from-to)240-241
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 10th IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, LEOS. Part 2 (of 2) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 10 Nov 199713 Nov 1997

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