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Title: Impact of laser phase and amplitude noises on streak camera temporal resolution

Streak cameras are now reaching sub-picosecond temporal resolution. In cumulative acquisition mode, this resolution does not entirely rely on the electronic or the vacuum tube performances but also on the light source characteristics. The light source, usually an actively mode-locked laser, is affected by phase and amplitude noises. In this paper, the theoretical effects of such noises on the synchronization of the streak system are studied in synchroscan and triggered modes. More precisely, the contribution of band-pass filters, delays, and time walk is ascertained. Methods to compute the resulting synchronization jitter are depicted. The results are verified by measurement with a streak camera combined with a Ti:Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} solid state laser oscillator and also a fiber oscillator.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. ICube, UMR 7357, University of Strasbourg and CNRS, 23 rue du Loess, 67037 Strasbourg (France)
  2. (Germany)
  3. Optronis GmbH, Ludwigstrasse 2, 77694 Kehl (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22482792
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ALUMINIUM OXIDES; AMINO ACIDS; AMPLITUDES; FIBERS; FILTERS; LIGHT SOURCES; NOISE; OSCILLATORS; PERFORMANCE; RESOLUTION; SOLID STATE LASERS; STREAK CAMERAS; SYNCHRONIZATION