The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 247–252 | Cite as

Fiber-laser-based clockwork for long-term measurements and comparisons of visible optical frequency standards

  • J. E. BernardEmail author
  • P. Dubé
  • A. A. Madej
  • S. Cundy
  • J.-S. Boulanger
  • J. Jiang
  • D. J. Jones
Optical Phenomena and Photonics


A long-term clockwork capable of linking visible optical frequency standards to the radio frequency domain is demonstrated with a continuous measurement stretching eight days. The clockwork is based on a femtosecond fiber laser frequency comb. Using this system, an uncorrected measurement of the 88Sr+ frequency standard at 445 THz (674 nm) is completed and is in excellent agreement with previous measurements.


Probe Laser Frequency Comb Allan Deviation Clock Transition Optical Frequency Standard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Bernard
    • 1
    Email author
  • P. Dubé
    • 1
  • A. A. Madej
    • 1
  • S. Cundy
    • 1
  • J.-S. Boulanger
    • 1
  • J. Jiang
    • 2
  • D. J. Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.Frequency and Time Group, Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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