H. Baker, S. Kimori, J. R. Thompson, T. Shaffner, and T. J. Siemers, "Timing Jitter in Prelase-Initiated, Single-Mode Pulses from a Repetitively Q-Switched, Diode-Pumped, Nd:YAG Laser,"
in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest,
OSA Technical Digest (CD)
(Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JWC34.
Single-mode pulses from an Nd:YAG laser display substantial timing jitter relative to the opening of the Q-switch, which is driven by prelase intensity fluctuations proximate to the opening of the Q-switch.