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Femtosecond laser frequency combs: optical synthesizers for precision spectroscopy and frequency metrology

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Author(s)

Scott A. Diddams, A Bartels, Tara M. Fortier, Eugene N. Ivanov, Kyoungsik Kim, John J. McFerran, Windell Oskay, G Wilpers, Christopher W. Oates, James C. Bergquist, Leo W. Hollberg, Vladislav Gerginov, C E. Tanner

Abstract

A femtosecond laser frequency comb (FLFC) is the broadband (octave-spanning) evenly-spaced array of optical frequencies that is present in the output of a femtosecond mode-locked laser. Such frequency combs immediately found wide-spread use in optical frequency metrology and emerging, optical atomic clocks, and now their role in a variety of other precision measurements is beginning to emerge. Beyond a general review of FLFC s and their generation and control, in this talk we will cover the following topics.
Proceedings Title
2005 EQEC'05 European Quantum Electronics Conference
Conference Dates
June 12-17, 2005

Citation

Diddams, S. , Bartels, A. , Fortier, T. , Ivanov, E. , Kim, K. , McFerran, J. , Oskay, W. , Wilpers, G. , Oates, C. , Bergquist, J. , Hollberg, L. , Gerginov, V. and Tanner, C. (2005), Femtosecond laser frequency combs: optical synthesizers for precision spectroscopy and frequency metrology, 2005 EQEC'05 European Quantum Electronics Conference, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=50372 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created June 12, 2005, Updated February 17, 2017