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A method for comparing remote optical clocks over a free-space optical link

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Author(s)

William C. Swann, Fabrizio R. Giorgetta, Ian R. Coddington, Esther Baumann, Jean-Daniel Deschenes, Laura C. Sinclair, Alexander M. Zolot, Nathan R. Newbury

Abstract

We demonstrate a method to compare optical clocks approaching 10-17 uncertainties through the exchange of optical pulses from phase-locked frequency combs. We discuss results over a 120 m air path and prospects for longer distances.
Proceedings Title
IEEE Summer Topicals 2012: Optical Wireless Systems and Applications
Conference Dates
July 9-11, 2012
Conference Location
Seattle, WA

Keywords

frequency combs, frequency transfer, optical clocks

Citation

Swann, W. , Giorgetta, F. , Coddington, I. , Baumann, E. , Deschenes, J. , Sinclair, L. , Zolot, A. and Newbury, N. (2012), A method for comparing remote optical clocks over a free-space optical link, IEEE Summer Topicals 2012: Optical Wireless Systems and Applications, Seattle, WA, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/PHOSST.2012.6280752 (Accessed May 23, 2024)

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Created July 9, 2012, Updated November 10, 2018