Generation of Ultrastable microwaves via optical frequency division
Tara M. Fortier, Matthew S. Kirchner, Jennifer A. Taylor, James C. Bergquist, Yanyi Jiang, Andrew D. Ludlow, Christopher W. Oates, Till P. Rosenband, Scott A. Diddams, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Nathan D. Lemke
A frequency-stabilized femtosecond laser optical frequency comb serves as a source of microwave signals having very low close-to-carrier phase noise. Comparison of two independent systems shows combined absolute phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz at an offset of 1 Hz from the 10 GHz carrier. The corresponding timing jitter is 2 fs, integrated from 1 Hz to 1 MHz.