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Ultra-stable optical links for space and ground applications
Author(s): F. Narbonneau; M. Lours; C. Daussy; O. Lopez; A. Clairon; G. Santarelli

Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated the feasibility of a free-space ultra-stable optical link on a 3 meters test bench, operating at 100 MHz. With this type of link, it is possible to transfer a 100 MHz signal with a relative frequency stability of a few 10−14 at one second integration time, 10−16 at one day and a phase stability of a few picoseconds per day in presence of moderate mechanical vibrations and thermal fluctuations.

The comparisons of modern clocks of distant (<100 km) Time and Frequency laboratories have a strong scientific interest. In this context we study a low noise frequency distribution via optical fibres. Some preliminary tests have been realized and the results are encouraging. We expect to transfer ultra stable oscillators with a relative frequency stability of a few 10−14 at one second integration time, 10−16 at one day.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10568, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004, 1056811 (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2307982
Show Author Affiliations
F. Narbonneau, BNM-SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris (France)
M. Lours, BNM-SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris (France)
C. Daussy, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, Univ. Paris 13 (France)
O. Lopez, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, Univ. Paris 13 (France)
A. Clairon, BNM-SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris (France)
G. Santarelli, BNM-SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10568:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo, Editor(s)

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