Pathways to reducing jitter in Q-switched and cavity-dumped 2 μm lasers

Brooks, J. A. and Bonner, G. M. and Kemp, A. J. and Oakes, K. and Stothard, D. J. M. (2017) Pathways to reducing jitter in Q-switched and cavity-dumped 2 μm lasers. In: Advanced Solid State Lasers 2017, 2017-10-01 - 2017-10-05.

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      Abstract

      Q-switched and cavity-dumped 2 μm lasers suffer from fluctuations in build-up time and other parameters on a pulse-to-pulse basis. This jitter has been characterised and will be presented along with progress made towards its reduction.