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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2005
  • pp: 113–120

Optical frequency measurements with the global positioning system: tests with an iodine-stabilized He–Ne laser

Richard W. Fox, Scott A. Diddams, Albrecht Bartels, and Leo Hollberg  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 1, pp. 113-120 (2005)

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Global positioning system- (GPS-) referenced optical frequency combs based on mode-locked lasers offer calibrations for length metrology traceable to international length standards through the SI second and the speed of light. The absolute frequency of an iodine-stabilized He–Ne laser [127I2R(127) 11–5 f component] was measured with a femtosecond comb referenced to a multichannel GPS timing receiver. The expected performance and limitations of GPS-referenced comb measurements are discussed.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2004
Published: January 1, 2005

Richard W. Fox, Scott A. Diddams, Albrecht Bartels, and Leo Hollberg, "Optical frequency measurements with the global positioning system: tests with an iodine-stabilized He–Ne laser," Appl. Opt. 44, 113-120 (2005)

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