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Search Publications by: Franklyn Quinlan (Fed)

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Exploiting shot noise correlations in the photodetection of ultrashort optical pulse trains

March 10, 2013
Author(s)
Franklyn J. Quinlan, Tara M. Fortier, Haifeng (. Jiang, Archita Hati, Craig W. Nelson, Yang Fu, J. C. Campbell, Scott A. Diddams
Photocurrent shot noise represents the fundamental quantum limit of amplitude, phase and timing measurements of optical signals. It is generally assumed that non-classical states of light must be employed to alter the standard, time-invariant shot noise

Sub-femtosecond absolute timing jitter with a 10 GHz hybrid photonic-microwave oscillator

June 7, 2012
Author(s)
Tara M. Fortier, Craig W. Nelson, Archita Hati, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Jennifer A. Taylor, Haifeng (. Jiang, Chin-Wen Chou, Till P. Rosenband, Nathan D. Lemke, Andrew D. Ludlow, David A. Howe, Christopher W. Oates, Scott A. Diddams
We present an optical-electronic approach to generating microwave signals with high spectral purity. By overcoming shot noise and operating near fundamental thermal limits, we demonstrate 10 GHz signals that have timing deviation from an ideal periodic

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

May 24, 2012
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
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

Ultra-low-noise Regenerative Frequency Divider for High Spectral Purity RF Signal Generation

May 24, 2012
Author(s)
Archita Hati, Craig W. Nelson, Corey A. Barnes, Danielle G. Lirette, Jason A. DeSalvo, Tara M. Fortier, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Andrew D. Ludlow, Till P. Rosenband, Scott A. Diddams, David A. Howe
We implement an ultra-low-noise frequency divider chain from 8 GHz to 5 MHz that utilizes custom-built regenerative frequency divide-by-2 circuits. The single-sideband (SSB) residual phase noise of this regenerative divider at 5 MHz output is -163 dBc/Hz

Demonstration of on-sky calibration of astronomical spectra using a 20 GHz near-IR laser frequency comb

March 6, 2012
Author(s)
Gabriel G. Ycas, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Scott A. Diddams, Steve Osterman, Chad F. Bender, Brandon Botzer, Lawrence W. Ramsey, Ryan Terrien, Suvrath Mahadevan, Stephen L. Redman
We describe and characterize a 25 GHz laser frequency comb based on a cavity-filtered erbium fiber mode-locked laser that provides a uniform array of optical frequencies stabilized using the GPS-system atomic clocks spanning 1475–1625 nm. This comb was

A High-Resolution Atlas of Uranium-Neon in the H Band

February 3, 2012
Author(s)
Scott A. Diddams, Stephen L. Redman, Gabriel G. Ycas, Ryan Terrien, Suvrath Mahadevan, Lawrence W. Ramsey, Chad F. Bender, Steve Osterman, Franklyn J. Quinlan, James E. Lawler, Gillian Nave
The rapid advance in near-infrared (NIR) detector technology in the past decade has lead to a number of high-resolution astronomical spectrometers that are either in operation or in the planning stages. Precision wavelength calibration techniques

Noise floor reduction of an Er:fiber laser-based photonic microwave generator

December 1, 2011
Author(s)
Haifeng (. Jiang, Jennifer A. Taylor, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Tara M. Fortier, Scott A. Diddams
Commercially available erbium-doped mode-locked fiber lasers are compact, robust, and suitable to be the frequency divider of an ultra-low phase noise photonic microwave generator. However, for a mode-locked fiber laser with repetition rate of a few

Ultralow phase noise microwave generation with an Er:fiber-based optical frequency divider

August 15, 2011
Author(s)
Franklyn J. Quinlan, Tara M. Fortier, Matthew S. Kirchner, Jennifer A. Taylor, Michael J. Thorpe, Nathan D. Lemke, Andrew D. Ludlow, Yanyi Jiang, Christopher W. Oates, Scott A. Diddams
We present an optical frequency divider based on a 200 MHz repetition rate Er:fiber mode-locked laser that, when locked to a stable optical frequency reference, generates microwave signals with absolute phase noise that is equal to or better than cryogenic

Generation of Ultrastable microwaves via optical frequency division

June 26, 2011
Author(s)
Tara Fortier, Matthew S. Kirchner, Jennifer A. Taylor, James C. Bergquist, Yanyi Jiang, Andrew Ludlow, Christopher W. Oates, Till P. Rosenband, Scott Diddams, Franklyn Quinlan, Nathan D. Lemke
A frequency-stabilized femtosecond laser optical frequency comb serves as a source of microwave signals having very low close-to-carrier phase noise. Comparison of two independent systems shows combined absolute phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz at an offset of 1

Characterization of Power-to-Phase Conversion in High-Speed P-I-N Photodiodes

February 1, 2011
Author(s)
Jennifer A. Taylor, Shubahshish Datta, Archita Hati, Craig W. Nelson, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Abhay Joshi, Scott A. Diddams
Fluctuations of the optical power incident on a photodiode can be converted into phase fluctuations of the resulting electronic signal due to nonlinear saturation in the semiconductor. This impacts overall timing stability (phase noise) of microwave

An optical frequency comb for infrared spectrograph calibration

November 17, 2010
Author(s)
Gabriel G. Ycas, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Steve Osterman, Gillian Nave, Craig J. Sansonetti, Scott A. Diddams
Detection of extrasolar planets by measurement of the stellar radial velocity shift requires high resolution spectroscopy with long term stability. Presently, the primary wavelength standards in the NIR are NePt and ThAr lamps and absorption cells. These

Phase Noise in the Photodetection of Ultrashort Optcial Pulses

June 2, 2010
Author(s)
Jennifer A. Taylor, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Archita Hati, Craig W. Nelson, Scott A. Diddams, Shubahshish Datta, Abhay Joshi
Femtosecond laser frequency combs provide an effective and efficient way to take an ultra-stable optical frequency reference and divide the signal down into the microwave region. In order to convert optical pulses into a usable rf signal, one must use high