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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 965–967

Atmospheric transfer of optical and radio frequency clock signals

B. Sprenger, J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 965-967 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000965


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Abstract

The phase instability induced during the transfer of radio frequency and optical clock signals through the turbulent atmosphere was measured in a rooftop experiment. Radio frequency intensity modulation of a laser to transmit signals over 100 m results in an Allan deviation of 1.31 × 10 10 at 1 s . Optical transfer is more accurate at 1.68 × 10 13 at 1 s . As a consequence, fiber links are more suitable for the transfer of optical frequencies over very long distances while free space transmission might find applications in short distances of less than 1 km .

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OCIS Codes
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2009
Published: March 19, 2009

Citation
B. Sprenger, J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, "Atmospheric transfer of optical and radio frequency clock signals," Opt. Lett. 34, 965-967 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-7-965


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