From relative to absolute: Optical phase measurement and control in ultrashort pulses

Jun Ye, Steven T. Cundiff, Seth Foreman, Tara Fortier, John L. Hall, Kevin W. Holman, David J. Jones, R. Jason Jones

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Precision phase control of femtosecond laser-based optical frequency combs has produced remarkable and unexpected progresses in the areas of precision spectroscopy, optical frequency metrology, and ultrafast optics. A phase stabilized frequency comb spanning an entire optical octave is established, leading to a single step, phase coherent connection between the optical and radio-frequency spectral domains. This paper presents one of the systems based on an optical transition of iodine molecules, providing an rf clock signal with a frequency stability comparable to that of an optical standard, and that is superior to almost all conventional rf sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-168
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE/LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings: 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Nov 10 2002Nov 14 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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