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High-performance free-space photonic links for frequency/time transfer



Nathan R. Newbury, Fabrizio R. Giorgetta, William C. Swann, Laura C. Sinclair, Esther Baumann, Ian R. Coddington


We discuss optical two-way time and frequency transfer over air to connect remote optical clocks/oscillators. This method can link remote sites with a residual timing noise of femtoseconds and a residual fractional accuracy below 10^-18.
Proceedings Title
IEEE Photonics Conference 2013
Conference Dates
September 8-12, 2013
Conference Location
Bellevue, WA


frequency combs, frequency transfer, optical clocks


Newbury, N. , Giorgetta, F. , Swann, W. , Sinclair, L. , Baumann, E. and Coddington, I. (2013), High-performance free-space photonic links for frequency/time transfer, IEEE Photonics Conference 2013, Bellevue, WA (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created September 7, 2013, Updated October 21, 2020