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

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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, Till P. Rosenband, Nathan D. Lemke, Andrew D. Ludlow, David A. Howe, Christopher W. Oates, Scott A. Diddams

Abstract

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 sine wave of only 4 parts per million even after integrating the noise over 10 billion cycles.
Citation
Applied Physics Letters
Volume
100

Keywords

microwave generation, optical frequency comb, phase noise

Citation

Fortier, T. , Nelson, C. , Hati, A. , Quinlan, F. , Taylor, J. , Jiang, H. , Chou, C. , Rosenband, T. , Lemke, N. , Ludlow, A. , Howe, D. , Oates, C. and Diddams, S. (2012), Sub-femtosecond absolute timing jitter with a 10 GHz hybrid photonic-microwave oscillator, Applied Physics Letters (Accessed May 27, 2024)

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Created June 7, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017