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The impact of turbulence on high accuracy time-frequency transfer across free space



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


Atmospheric optical path-length variations are measured across a 2-km optical link through a frequency comb-based system with femtosecond-level precision. Without mitigation, the turbulent piston effect will severely restrict time-frequency transfer from optical clocks.
Proceedings Title
Imaging and Applied Optics Congress
Conference Dates
June 23-27, 2013
Conference Location
Arlington, VA


atmospheric turbulence, frequency comb, piston effect, time-frequency transfer
Created June 26, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018