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Noise-immune statistical cross-correlation technique for precision timing measurement using mode-locked fiber laser pulses

Deng, K.-L. and Glesk, Ivan and Prucnal, P.R. and Kang, K.I. (1999) Noise-immune statistical cross-correlation technique for precision timing measurement using mode-locked fiber laser pulses. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1999. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 113-114. ISBN 1557525951

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Abstract

Summary form only given. Interferometric cross-correlation techniques have been used for timing measurement of ultra-fast optical pulses beyond the bandwidth of electronics. However, the technique uses either heterodyne detection or length control for stabilization of a fiber-optic interferometer. In this paper, we utilize the property of rapid timing jitter in a high-speed mode-locked fiber laser to demonstrate a cross-correlation technique capable of measuring the pulse timing within picosecond resolution using a fiber optic interferometer without stabilization control.