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Publication Citation: Long distance frequency transfer through an optical carrier

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Author(s): Paul A. Williams;
Title: Long distance frequency transfer through an optical carrier
Published: August 02, 2009
Abstract: Fiber optic networks are an attractive means for the remote distribution of highly stable frequencies from optical clocks. The highest performance is achieved by use of the frequency of the optical carrier itself as the transfer frequency. We will review our measurements on the transfer of optical frequency (a stabilized 1550 nm laser) over fiber optic links with lengths ranging from 38 km to 251 km. We discuss experimental details important for optimum performance and relate our measured performance to the theoretical limit on the phase and frequency noise of the transmitted signal as a function of the transmission distance.
Conference: SPIE Optics and Photonics 2009
Proceedings: Proceedings of SPIE Optics and Photonics 2009
Volume: 7431
Pages: pp. 74310C-1 - 74310C-5
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: August 2-6, 2009
Keywords: Doppler cancellation; optical frequency transfer; phase noise
Research Areas: Optoelectronics
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