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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1554–1556

Precise frequency transfer through a fiber network by use of 1.5-μm mode-locked sources

Kevin W. Holman, David J. Jones, Darren D. Hudson, and Jun Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 13, pp. 1554-1556 (2004)

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We report the precise transfer of radio-frequency signals by use of the pulse repetition frequency of mode-locked laser sources at 1.5 μm transmitting through a fiber network. The passive transfer instability through a 6.9-km fiber is below 3×10<sup>-14</sup> at 1 s, which is comparable with the optical carrier-frequency transfer of a narrow-linewidth cw laser. The instability of the measurement system is below 7×10<sup>-15</sup> at 1 s. It is noted that the pulsed mode of operation offers almost an order-of-magnitude improvement in stability at 1 s over that with a sinusoidal amplitude modulation on an optical carrier.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

Kevin W. Holman, David J. Jones, Darren D. Hudson, and Jun Ye, "Precise frequency transfer through a fiber network by use of 1.5-μm mode-locked sources," Opt. Lett. 29, 1554-1556 (2004)

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