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Ultra-low timing jitter femtosecond laser technology (Invited)

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The time jitter of a femtosecond laser is the short-term deviation of the optical pulse position relative to its ideal equally spaced pulse position. Femtosecond lasers emit uniformly spaced ultrashort pulse train. The quantum-noise-limited timing jitter can be as low as few tens of attoseconds in millisecond time scale. This unique property and its advanced applications constitute a new branch of ultrafast research, "Attosecond precision ultrafast photonics". In this paper, the recent advances in femtosecond laser timing jitter research, high-precision timing jitter characterization methods, and the ultralow timing jitter that can be achieved by different kinds of femtosecond laser sources were reviewed. Finally, the application of low-jitter femtosecond lasers in the fields of synchronization of large-scale scientific instruments, high-speed analog-to-digital conversion, absolute ranging technology and coherent beam combination are introduced.

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皮一涵:天津大学 精密仪器与光电子工程学院 光电信息技术教育部重点实验室,天津 300072
王春泽:天津大学 精密仪器与光电子工程学院 光电信息技术教育部重点实验室,天津 300072
宋有建:天津大学 精密仪器与光电子工程学院 光电信息技术教育部重点实验室,天津 300072
胡明列:天津大学 精密仪器与光电子工程学院 光电信息技术教育部重点实验室,天津 300072

联系人作者:宋有建(宋有建(1981-),副教授,博士生导师,博士,主要从事超短脉冲激光技术方面的研究。Email: yjsong@tju.edu)

备注:皮一涵(1998-),硕士生,主要从事飞秒激光技术及其应用方面的研究。Email: pp0525@tju.edu.cn

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Yihan Pi,Chunze Wang,Youjian Song,Minglie Hu. Ultra-low timing jitter femtosecond laser technology (Invited)[J]. Infrared and Laser Engineering, 2020, 49(12): 20201058-20201058

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