Dissemination of an optical frequency comb over fiber with 3 × 10^−18 fractional accuracy


Marra, Giuseppe, Margolis, Helen S. and Richardson, David J. (2012) Dissemination of an optical frequency comb over fiber with 3 × 10^−18 fractional accuracy. Optics Express, 20, (2), 1775-1782. (doi:10.1364/OE.20.001775).

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We demonstrate that the structure of an optical frequency comb transferred over several km of fiber can be preserved at a level compatible with the best optical frequency references currently available. Using an optical phase detection technique we measure the noise introduced by the fiber link and suppress it by stabilizing the optical path length. The measured fractional frequency stability of the transferred optical modes is 2 × 10^-18 at a few thousand seconds and the mode spacing stability after optical-microwave conversion is better than 4 × 10^-17 over the same time scale.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1094-4087 (print)
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Keywords: instrumentation, measurement and metrology
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 337287
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 09:34
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:20
Projects:
Transforming the Internet Infrastructure: The Photonic HyperHighway
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/I01196X/1)
Led by: David Neil Payne
1 November 2010 to 31 October 2016
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/337287

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