Timing Jitter

Fluctuations of the temporal positions of pulses.

Pulse trains, generated e.g. in mode-locked lasers, exhibit some deviations of the temporal pulse positions from those in a perfectly periodic pulse train. This phenomenon is called timing Jitter and is important for many applications, e.g. for long-range optical Fiber communications or for Optical Sampling measurements. Another type of timing jitter occurs in Q-switched lasers.

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