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

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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.

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Received: 23 July 2001 / Published online: 29 November 2001

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Telle, H., Lipphardt, B. & Stenger, J. Kerr-lens, mode-locked lasers as transfer oscillators for optical frequency measurements. Appl Phys B 74, 1–6 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s003400100735

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  • PACS: 42.62.Eh; 06.20.Fn; 06.30.Ft