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Doolittle, L.R.

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THP118 A Femtosecond-Level Fiber-Optics Timing Distribution System Using Frequency-Offset Interferometry 1078
  • J.W. Staples, J.M. Byrd, L.R. Doolittle, G. Huang, R.B. Wilcox
    LBNL, Berkeley, California

Funding: This work was supported by the Office of Science, U. S. Department of Energy, under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.
A fiber-based frequency and timing distribution system based on the principle of heterodyne interferometry has been in development at LBNL for several years. The temporal fiber drift corrector has evolved from an rf-based to an optical-base system, from mechanical correctors (piezo and optical trombone) to fully electronic, and the electronics from analog to fully digital, all using inexpensive commodity fiber components. Short-term optical phase jitter and long-term phase drift are both in the femtosecond range over distribution paths of 2 km and more. The temperature dependence of group and phase velocity correction is measured and applied. We will discuss the results of field tests, integration into various client subsystems and further applications.


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