Reduction of pulse-to-pulse fluctuation in laser pulse energy using the optical Kerr effect

Shigeki Matsuo, Lihe Yan, Jinhai Si, Takuro Tomita, Shuichi Hashimoto

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Abstract

An all-optical stabilization method of laser pulse energy is proposed using the optical Kerr effect (OKE). The method uses the OKE induced by a portion of the laser pulse as a power controller. The decrease (increase) in the throughput of the optical setup for OKE compensates for the increase (decrease) in pulse energy, thereby stabilizing the pulseto- pulse fluctuation in pulse energy. The validity of this principle was proven by experiments with a femtosecond laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1646-1648
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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