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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 10th IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, LEOS. Part 2 (of 2) - San Francisco, CA, USA|
Duration: 10 Nov 1997 → 13 Nov 1997