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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2029–2035

Long-distance frequency transfer over an urban fiber link using optical phase stabilization

H. Jiang, F. Kéfélian, S. Crane, O. Lopez, M. Lours, J. Millo, D. Holleville, P. Lemonde, Ch. Chardonnet, A. Amy-Klein, and G. Santarelli  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 2029-2035 (2008)

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We transferred the frequency of an ultrastable laser over 86 km of urban fiber. The link is composed of two cascaded 43 km fibers connecting two laboratories, Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d'Essais-Systèmes de Référence Temps-Espace (LNE-SYRTE) and Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers (LPL), in the Paris area. In an effort to realistically demonstrate a link of 172 km without using spooled fiber extensions, we implemented a recirculation loop to double the length of the urban fiber link. The link is fed with a 1542 nm cavity-stabilized fiber laser having a sub-Hz linewidth. The fiber-induced phase noise is measured and cancelled with an all fiber-based interferometer using commercial off-the-shelf pigtailed telecommunication components. The compensated link shows an Allan deviation of a few 10 16 at one second and a few 10 19 at 10,000   seconds .

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2008
Published: November 20, 2008

H. Jiang, F. Kéfélian, S. Crane, O. Lopez, M. Lours, J. Millo, D. Holleville, P. Lemonde, Ch. Chardonnet, A. Amy-Klein, and G. Santarelli, "Long-distance frequency transfer over an urban fiber link using optical phase stabilization," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 2029-2035 (2008)

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