Optical system design for femtosecond-level synchronization of clocks

Published: February 13, 2016


Laura C. Sinclair, William C. Swann, Jean-Daniel Deschenes, Hugo Bergeron, Fabrizio R. Giorgetta, Esther Baumann, Michael A. Cermak, Ian R. Coddington, Nathan R. Newbury


Synchronization of optical clocks via optical two-way time-frequency transfer across free-space links can result in time offsets between the two clocks below tens of femtoseconds over many hours. The complex optical system necessary to support such synchronization is described in detail here.
Conference Dates: February 13-18, 2016
Conference Location: San Francisco, CA
Conference Title: SPIE Photonics West
Pub Type: Conferences


optical two-way time-frequency transfer, optical synchronization, optical metrology, frequency comb
Created February 13, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018