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Publication Citation: Mechanical stabilization of a microrod-resonator optical frequency

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Author(s): Scott B. Papp; Pascal P. Del'Haye; Scott A. Diddams;
Title: Mechanical stabilization of a microrod-resonator optical frequency
Published: May 24, 2012
Abstract: We present line-spacing frequency control of a microresonator-based optical frequency comb by way of mechanical actuation. Using this novel technique we have achieved a record level of residual stability in the line spacing of 5 × 10-15 for 1s averaging. This demonstrates the potential of microresonator combs to support clocks with stability derived from optical frequencies. This work has been performed with newly developed microrod optical resonators fabricated by use of CO2-laser machining.
Conference: 2012 IEEE Frequency Control Symposium
Proceedings: Proceedings of 2012 IEEE Frequency Control Symposium
Pages: pp. 1 - 3
Location: Baltimore, MD
Dates: May 21-24, 2012
Keywords: Frequency comb;frequency stabilization;optical clock
Research Areas: Physics