The first international comparison of femtosecond laser combs has been carried out at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM). Three comb systems were involved: BIPM-C1 and BIPM-C2 from the BIPM and ECNU-C1 from the East China Normal University (ECNU). The agreement among the three combs was found to be on the subhertz level in the vicinity of 563 THz. A frequency difference measurement scheme was demonstrated that is suitable for general comb comparisons.
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(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
Long-Sheng Ma*, Lennart Robertsson, Susanne Picard, Massimo Zucco, Zhiyi Bi, Shenghai Wu, and Robert S. Windeler, "First international comparison of femtosecond laser combs at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures," Opt. Lett. 29, 641-643 (2004)