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3 May 2001 Compact femtosecond-laser-based optical clockwork
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We describe in detail an optical clockwork based on a 1 GHz repetition rate femtosecond laser and silica microstructure optical fiber. This system has recently been used for the absolute frequency measurements of the Ca and Hg+ optical standards at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The simplicity of the system makes it an ideal clockwork for dividing down high optical frequencies to the radio frequency domain where they can readily be counted and compared to the existing cesium frequency standard.
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Scott A. Diddams, Thomas Udem, Kurt R. Vogel, Chris W. Oates, E. A. Curtis, Robert S. Windeler, A. Bartels, James C. Bergquist, and Leo W. Hollberg "Compact femtosecond-laser-based optical clockwork", Proc. SPIE 4269, Laser Frequency Stabilization, Standards, Measurement, and Applications, (3 May 2001);

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