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A hybrid 10 GHz photonic-microwave oscillator with sub-femtosecond absolute timing jitter

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Author(s)

Tara M. Fortier, Craig W. Nelson, Archita Hati, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Jennifer A. Taylor, Haifeng (. Jiang, Chin-Wen Chou, Nathan D. Lemke, Andrew D. Ludlow, David A. Howe, Christopher W. Oates, Scott A. Diddams

Abstract

We demonstrate a 10 GHz hybrid oscillator comprised of a phase stabilized optical frequency comb divider and a room temperature dielectric sapphire oscillator. Characterization of the 10 GHz microwave signal via comparison of two independent hybrid oscillators yields a combined phase noise, L(f) = -100 dBc/Hz at a 1 Hz offset and L(f) 1 MHz. The associated absolute timing jitter is 0.6 fs (1 Hz to 5 GHz).
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of 2012 IEEE Frequency Control Symposium
Conference Dates
May 21-24, 2012
Conference Location
Baltimore, MD
Conference Title
2012 IEEE Frequency Control Symposium

Keywords

low phase noise microwaves, optical frequency comb, phase noise

Citation

Fortier, T. , Nelson, C. , Hati, A. , Quinlan, F. , Taylor, J. , Jiang, H. , Chou, C. , Lemke, N. , Ludlow, A. , Howe, D. , Oates, C. and Diddams, S. (2012), A hybrid 10 GHz photonic-microwave oscillator with sub-femtosecond absolute timing jitter, Proceedings of 2012 IEEE Frequency Control Symposium, Baltimore, MD (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created May 24, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017