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11. Frequency characterization of a swept and fixed-wavelength external-cavity quantum cascade laser by use of a frequency comb
Topic: Time and Frequency
Published: 5/21/2012
Authors: Kevin O. (Kevin) Knabe, Paul A Williams, Fabrizio Raphael Giorgetta, Chris Armacost, Michael Radunsky, Nathan Reynolds Newbury
Abstract: The instantaneous optical frequency of an external-cavity quantum cascade laser (QCL) is characterized by comparison to a near-infrared frequency comb. Fluctuations in the instantaneous optical frequency are analyzed to determine the frequency noise ...

12. Two-Way Link for Time Interval Comparison of Optical Clocks over Free-Space
Topic: Time and Frequency
Published: 5/11/2012
Authors: Fabrizio Raphael Giorgetta, William C Swann, Ian R Coddington, Esther Baumann, Jean-Daniel Deschenes, Laura C Sinclair, Alexander M. Zolot, Nathan Reynolds Newbury
Abstract: We demonstrate a free-space link for clock comparisons based on the two-way exchange of pulse trains from combs. The residual uncertainty is 5  10 in 100 seconds over a 120 m air path, with longer distances possible.

13. Searching for applications with a fine-toothed comb
Topic: Time and Frequency
Published: 4/1/2011
Author: Nathan Reynolds Newbury
Abstract: Frequency combs, like many ground-breaking technologies, are simple in concept; they results from the spectrum of any regular train of optical pulses. What is remarkable is that this simple picture can be actually realized in a number of different ex ...

14. The SIM Time Network
Topic: Time and Frequency
Published: 3/1/2011
Authors: Michael A Lombardi, Andrew N Novick, J. Mauricio Lopez-Romero, Francisco Jimenez, Eduardo de Carlos Lopez, Jean-Simon Boulanger, Raymond Pelletier, Ricardo de Carvalho, Raul Solis, Harold Sanchez, Carlos Andres Quevedo, Gregory Pascoe, Daniel Perez, Eduardo Bances, Leonardo Trigo, Victor Masil, Henry Postigo, Anthony Questelles
Abstract: The Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia (SIM) is a regional metrology organization (RMO) whose members are the national metrology institutes (NMIs) located in the 34 nations of the Organization of American States (OAS). The SIM/OAS region extends t ...

15. Measurement and real-time cancellation of vibration-induced phase noise in a cavity-stabilized laser
Topic: Time and Frequency
Published: 8/30/2010
Authors: Michael J. (Michael) Thorpe, David R Leibrandt, Tara Michele Fortier, Till P Rosenband
Abstract: We demonstrate a method to measure and actively reduce the coupling of vibrations to the phase noise of a cavity-stabilized laser. This method uses the vibration noise of the laboratory environment rather than active drive to perturb the optical cav ...

16. yocto-Newton force detection sensitivity using trapped ions
Topic: Time and Frequency
Published: 8/22/2010
Authors: Michael J. Biercuk, Joseph Wright Britton, Hermann Uys, Aaron Vandevender, John J Bollinger
Abstract: Recent experimental advances have shown that it is possible to detect forces arising from electric fields at a level of aN/ {square root}Hz (atto {math equal} 10^u-18^ through coupling of micro or nanofabricated mechanical resonators to a variety of ...

17. How Accurate is a Radio Controlled Clock?
Topic: Time and Frequency
Published: 3/1/2010
Author: Michael A Lombardi
Abstract: This paper discusses the factors that determine the accuracy of radio controlled clocks. The topics covered including the accuracy of the time signal station, path delay, synchronization errors, and the time error that accumulates between synchroniz ...

18. NIST Time and Frequency Bulletin
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Topic: Time and Frequency
Published: 1/5/2010
Author: Eyvon Petty
Abstract: The Time and Frequency Bulletin provides information on performance of time scales and a variety of broadcasts (and related information) to users of the NIST services)

19. Distributing UTC(NIST) to Industrial Time and Frequency Users
Topic: Time and Frequency
Published: 11/18/2009
Authors: Michael A Lombardi, Victor Shufang Zhang
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) maintains one of the world s most accurate and stable time scales, UTC(NIST), as well as the NIST-F1 cesium fountain, the primary frequency standard for the United States. These standards are ...

20. Phase-lock Loops in Vibration Environments
Topic: Time and Frequency
Published: 11/16/2009
Authors: Archita Hati, Craig W Nelson, David Allan Howe
Abstract: A popular scheme for achieving low phase noise across a large range of offset frequencies is to employ an oscillator at an output frequency with low far-from-carrier noise that is phase-locked to a reference that has low close-to-carrier noise. We i ...

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