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Accuracy Comparison of Absolute Optical Frequency Measurement Between Harmonic-Generation Synthesis and a Frequency-Division Femtosecond Comb

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Author(s)

J Ye, T H. Yoon, John L. Hall, A A. Madej, J E. Bernard, K J. Siemsen, L Marmet

Abstract

Using an iodine-stabilized He-Ne laser as a transfer oscillator, we compare absolute measurements of the optical frequency from a traditional frequency synthesis chain based on harmonic generation and from the frequency division technique of an ultrawide bandwidth femtosecond frequency comb. The agreement between these two measurements, both linked to the Cs standard, is 220 770 Hz, yielding a measurement accuracy of 1.6 x 10-12. We report 473612353604.8 1.2 kHz as a preliminary updated value of the absolute frequency fo the f component for the He-Ne laser international standard at 6.33 nm.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
85
Issue
No. 18

Keywords

accuracy comparison, femtosecond comb, iondine-stabilized He-Ne laser, synthesis chain

Citation

Ye, J. , Yoon, T. , Hall, J. , Madej, A. , Bernard, J. , Siemsen, K. and Marmet, L. (2000), Accuracy Comparison of Absolute Optical Frequency Measurement Between Harmonic-Generation Synthesis and a Frequency-Division Femtosecond Comb, Physical Review Letters (Accessed June 15, 2024)

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Created September 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021