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Using the nonlinear Schroedinger equation for precision optical measurements

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Author(s)

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

Abstract

Frequency combs produce light that is both broadband and highly coherent. However, their operation relies on the nonlinear Schroedinger equation, in particular to achieve the broad spectral output. Because it is a highly nonlinear system, this comb output can exhibit noise due to small changes in the input conditions. We will discuss some of the high-resolution measurements possible with frequency combs as well as some of the limitations posed by noise on the comb sources.
Proceedings Title
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2009 SIAM Annual Meeting)
Conference Dates
July 6-10, 2009
Conference Location
Denver, CO

Keywords

frequency combs, mode-locked fiber laser

Citation

Newbury, N. , Baumann, E. , Coddington, I. , Giorgetta, F. and Swann, W. (2009), Using the nonlinear Schroedinger equation for precision optical measurements, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2009 SIAM Annual Meeting), Denver, CO, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=903773 (Accessed June 23, 2024)

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Created July 6, 2009, Updated June 2, 2021