Applied Physics B

, Volume 74, Issue 1, pp 1–6 | Cite as

Kerr-lens, mode-locked lasers as transfer oscillators for optical frequency measurements

  • H.R. Telle
  • B. Lipphardt
  • J. Stenger

Abstract.

We introduce a novel concept for optical frequency measurement and division which employs a Kerr-lens, mode-locked laser as a transfer oscillator whose noise properties do not enter the measurement process. We experimentally demonstrate that this method opens up the route to phase-link signals with arbitrary frequencies in the optical or microwave range while their frequency stability is preserved.

PACS: 42.62.Eh; 06.20.Fn; 06.30.Ft 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • H.R. Telle
    • 1
  • B. Lipphardt
    • 1
  • J. Stenger
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Bundesallee 100, 38116 Braunschweig, GermanyDE

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