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Applied Physics B

, Volume 94, Issue 3, pp 399–401 | Cite as

Wavelength-independent all-optical synchronization of a Q-switched 100-ps microchip laser to a femtosecond laser reference source

  • D. NodopEmail author
  • J. Rothhardt
  • S. Hädrich
  • J. Limpert
  • A. Tünnermann
Article

Abstract

We present a Q-switched microchip laser emitting 1064-nm pulses as short as 100 ps synchronized to a cavity dumped femtosecond laser emitting 800-nm pulses as short as 80 fs. The synchronization is achieved by presaturating the saturable absorber of the microchip laser with femtosecond pulses even though both lasers emit at widely separated wavelengths. The mean timing jitter is 40 ps and thus considerably shorter than the pulse duration of the microchip laser.

PACS

42.60.Gd 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Nodop
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Rothhardt
    • 1
  • S. Hädrich
    • 1
  • J. Limpert
    • 1
  • A. Tünnermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsFriedrich-Schiller-University of JenaJenaGermany

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