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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 3 — Feb. 7, 2005
  • pp: 904–909

Long term comparison of two fiber based frequency comb systems

Philipp Kubina, Peter Adel, Florian Adler, Gesine Grosche, Theodor W. Hänsch, Ronald Holzwarth, Alfred Leitenstorfer, Burghard Lipphardt, and Harald Schnatz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 3, pp. 904-909 (2005)

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Mode-locked erbium-doped fiber lasers are ideal comb generators for optical frequency metrology. We compare two fiber frequency combs by measuring an optical frequency independently with both combs and comparing their results. The two frequency measurements agree within 6×10-16. This is to our knowledge the first direct comparison between two fiber based frequency combs.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2005
Published: February 7, 2005

Philipp Kubina, Peter Adel, Florian Adler, Gesine Grosche, Theodor Hänsch, Ronald Holzwarth, Alfred Leitenstorfer, Burghard Lipphardt, and Harald Schnatz, "Long term comparison of two fiber based frequency comb systems," Opt. Express 13, 904-909 (2005)

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