Direct measurement of synchronization between femtosecond laser pulses and a 3 GHz radio frequency electric field inside a resonant cavity

G. J H Brussaard, A. Lassise, P. L E M Pasmans, P. H A Mutsaers, M. J. Van Der Wiel, O. J. Luiten

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We demonstrate a method to measure synchronization between femtosecond laser pulses and the electric field inside a resonant 3 GHz radio frequency (RF) cavity. The method utilizes the Pockels effect in a crystal inside the RF cavity by measuring the retardation of the components of polarization as a function of RF phase. Resolution of the setup used is shown to be 29 ± 2 fs (root-mean-square, rms), with timing jitter between the laser pulses and the RF field inside the cavity of 96 ± 7 fs (rms). The method provides a tool to reduce jitter and improve time-resolution in ultrafast electron diffraction experiments.

Originele taal-2Engels
Artikelnummer141105
Pagina's (van-tot)141105-1/4
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftApplied Physics Letters
Volume103
Nummer van het tijdschrift14
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2013

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