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Femtosecond timekeeping: slip-free optical clockwork for optical timescales

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Author(s)

Daniel I. Herman, Stefan Droste, Esther Baumann, Jonathan Roslund, Dmitriy Churin, Arman Cingoz, Jean-Daniel Deschenes, Isaac H. Khader, William C. Swann, Craig W. Nelson, Nathan R. Newbury, Ian R. Coddington

Abstract

The generation of true optical time standards will require the conversion of the highly stable optical frequency output of an optical atomic clock to a high-fidelity time output. We demonstrate comb-based clockwork that phase-coherently integrates ~7x10e20 optical cycles of an input optical frequency to create a coherent time output. We verify the underlying stability of the optical timing system by comparing two comb-based clockworks with a common input optical frequency and show
Citation
Physical Review Applied
Volume
9

Keywords

(140.3510) Lasers, fiber, (140.3425) Laser stabilization, (120.5050) Phase measurement

Citation

Herman, D. , Droste, S. , Baumann, E. , Roslund, J. , Churin, D. , Cingoz, A. , Deschenes, J. , Khader, I. , Swann, W. , Nelson, C. , Newbury, N. and Coddington, I. (2018), Femtosecond timekeeping: slip-free optical clockwork for optical timescales, Physical Review Applied, [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.9.044002 (Accessed September 25, 2021)
Created April 3, 2018, Updated October 3, 2019