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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2005
  • pp: 667–669

Femtosecond-laser-based synthesis of ultrastable microwave signals from optical frequency references

A. Bartels, S. A. Diddams, C. W. Oates, G. Wilpers, J. C. Bergquist, W. H. Oskay, and L. Hollberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 6, pp. 667-669 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000667


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Abstract

We use femtosecond laser frequency combs to convert optical frequency references to the microwave domain, where we demonstrate the synthesis of 10-GHz signals having a fractional frequency instability of < or = 3.5×10^-15 at a 1-s averaging time, limited by the optical reference. The residual instability and phase noise of the femtosecond-laser-based frequency synthesizers are 6.5×10^-16 at 1 s and -98 dBc/Hz at a 1-Hz offset from the 10-GHz carrier, respectively. The timing jitter of the microwave signals is 3.3 fs.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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A. Bartels, S. A. Diddams, C. W. Oates, G. Wilpers, J. C. Bergquist, W. H. Oskay, and L. Hollberg, "Femtosecond-laser-based synthesis of ultrastable microwave signals from optical frequency references," Opt. Lett. 30, 667-669 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-6-667

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