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Optical system design for femtosecond-level synchronization of clocks
Author(s): Laura C. Sinclair; William C. Swann; Jean-Daniel Deschênes; Hugo Bergeron; Fabrizio R. Giorgetta; Esther Baumann; Michael Cermak; Ian Coddington; Nathan R. Newbury
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2016
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9763, Slow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology IX, 976308 (7 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2220191
Show Author Affiliations
Laura C. Sinclair, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
William C. Swann, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Jean-Daniel Deschênes, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Univ. Laval (Canada)
Hugo Bergeron, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Univ. Laval (Canada)
Fabrizio R. Giorgetta, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Esther Baumann, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Michael Cermak, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Ian Coddington, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Nathan R. Newbury, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9763:
Slow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology IX
Selim M. Shahriar; Jacob Scheuer, Editor(s)

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