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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 5058–5061

Phase conjugation frequency dissemination based on harmonics of optical comb at 10−17 instability level

Dawei Li, Dong Hou, Ermeng Hu, and Jianye Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 5058-5061 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.005058


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Abstract

We demonstrate a phase conjugation frequency dissemination scheme using an optical frequency comb as a coherent source. After the comb’s radio frequency is detected by a photodiode, its repetition frequency’s first harmonic is used to modulate a laser, which is injected into a 10 km fiber link. The round-trip signal is mixed with the triple harmonic thereby obtaining a signal that is immune to the fluctuation at the remote end. This method results in frequency instability of 1.1×1017 at 104s. Our scheme provides a potential approach to deliver coherent frequencies to many places with high stability.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2014
Published: August 20, 2014

Citation
Dawei Li, Dong Hou, Ermeng Hu, and Jianye Zhao, "Phase conjugation frequency dissemination based on harmonics of optical comb at 10−17 instability level," Opt. Lett. 39, 5058-5061 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-17-5058


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