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Femtosecond Time Synchronization of Optical Clocks Off a Flying Quadcopter

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Author(s)

Hugo Bergeron, Laura C. Sinclair, William C. Swann, Isaac H. Khader, Kevin C. Cossel, Michael A. Cermak, Jean-Daniel Deschenes, Nathan R. Newbury

Abstract

Optical clock networks promise advances in global navigation, time distribution, coherent sensing, relativity experiments, dark matter searches and other areas1–12. Such networks will need to compare and synchronize clocks over free-space optical links. Optical two-way time- frequency transfer (O-TWTFT) has synchronized clocks to 10^-19 in frequency and
Citation
Nature Communications

Keywords

optical clocks, time transfer, optical two-way time-frequency transfer, frequency combs

Citation

Bergeron, H. , Sinclair, L. , Swann, W. , Khader, I. , Cossel, K. , Cermak, M. , Deschenes, J. and Newbury, N. (2019), Femtosecond Time Synchronization of Optical Clocks Off a Flying Quadcopter, Nature Communications (Accessed July 30, 2021)
Created April 18, 2019, Updated September 4, 2019