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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1459–1467

Delivery of high-stability optical and microwave frequency standards over an optical fiber network

Jun Ye, Jin-Long Peng, R. Jason Jones, Kevin W. Holman, John L. Hall, David J. Jones, Scott A. Diddams, John Kitching, Sebastien Bize, James C. Bergquist, Leo W. Hollberg, Lennart Robertsson, and Long-Sheng Ma  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 1459-1467 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.001459


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Abstract

Optical and radio frequency standards located in JILA and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) laboratories have been connected through a 3.45-km optical fiber link. An optical frequency standard based on an iodine-stabilized Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm (with an instability of 4×10-14 at 1 s) has been transferred from JILA to NIST and simultaneously measured in both laboratories. In parallel, a hydrogen maser-based radio frequency standard (with an instability of 2.4×10-13 at 1 s) is transferred from NIST to JILA. Comparison between these frequency standards is made possible by the use of femtosecond frequency combs in both laboratories. The degradation of the optical and rf standards that are due to the instability in the transmission channel has been measured. Active noise cancellation is demonstrated to improve the transfer stability of the fiber link.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Jun Ye, Jin-Long Peng, R. Jason Jones, Kevin W. Holman, John L. Hall, David J. Jones, Scott A. Diddams, John Kitching, Sebastien Bize, James C. Bergquist, Leo W. Hollberg, Lennart Robertsson, and Long-Sheng Ma, "Delivery of high-stability optical and microwave frequency standards over an optical fiber network," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1459-1467 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-7-1459

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