We demonstrate precise linearization of ultra-broadband (>5 THz) laser frequency sweeps using a fiber-based self-heterodyne technique. Frequency errors less than 170 kHz relative to linearity were observed enabling very high resolution ranging over large distances.
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(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization
R. R. Reibel, P. A. Roos, T. J. Berg, B. Kaylor, N. Greenfield, Z. W. Barber, C. J. Renner, and W. R. Babbitt, "Ultra-Broadband Optical Chirp Linearization for Precision Length Metrology Applications," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OThQ2.
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