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Publication Citation: A method for comparing remote optical clocks over a free-space optical link

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Author(s): William C. Swann; Fabrizio R. Giorgetta; Ian R. Coddington; Esther Baumann; Jean-Daniel Deschenes; Laura C. Sinclair; Alexander M. Zolot; Nathan R. Newbury;
Title: A method for comparing remote optical clocks over a free-space optical link
Published: July 09, 2012
Abstract: We demonstrate a method to compare optical clocks approaching 10-17 uncertainties through the exchange of optical pulses from phase-locked frequency combs. We discuss results over a 120 m air path and prospects for longer distances.
Proceedings: IEEE Summer Topicals 2012: Optical Wireless Systems and Applications
Pages: pp. 115 - 116
Location: Seattle, WA
Dates: July 9-11, 2012
Keywords: frequency combs; frequency transfer; optical clocks
Research Areas: Time and Frequency, SI (Time & Frequency)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PHOSST.2012.6280752  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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