Noise in Picosecond Laser Systems: Actively Mode Locked CW Nd3+:YAG and Ar+ Lasers Synchronously Pumping Dye Lasers

  • T. M. Baer
  • D. D. Smith
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 38)


In the interest of increasing the sensitivity of laser spectroscopy, investigators are utilizing high frequency modulation [1,2] and polarization [3] techniques. In the case of highresolution-high-frequency modulation laser spectroscopy, beating between the modulation side bands allows formidable sensitivity [1]. In high frequency modulation pump-probe picosecond spectroscopy [2], the side bands produced are negligibly displaced relative to the laser spectral bandwidth; thus the carrier frequency (or sums and differences of carrier frequencies on different laser beams [4,5]) are detected directly.


Modulation Transfer Function High Frequency Modulation Synthesizer Frequency Fluctuation Spectrum Shot Noise Limit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. Baer
    • 1
  • D. D. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Spectra-Physics, Inc.Mountain ViewUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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