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Fiber laser-based frequency combs with high relative frequency stability



Nathan R. Newbury, William C. Swann, Ian R. Coddington, J. C. Bergquist, Scott Diddams, Luca Lorini


We describe our current low-noise fiber-laser frequency comb and present measurements of its residual instability. Through a comparison with a Ti:Sapphire frequency comb, we measure residual fractional frequency instabilities (Allan deviation) of 6x10-17 at 1 second and 1.3x10-18 at 1000 seconds. This stability demonstrates that the performance of a fiber frequency comb can rival that of current Ti:sapphire frequency combs.
Proceedings Title
European Frequency and Time Forum
Conference Dates
May 29-June 1, 2007
Conference Location
Geneva, 1, SZ


fiber laser, frequency comb


Newbury, N. , Swann, W. , Coddington, I. , Bergquist, J. , Diddams, S. and Lorini, L. (2007), Fiber laser-based frequency combs with high relative frequency stability, European Frequency and Time Forum, Geneva, 1, SZ, [online], (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created May 27, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021