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Optical Synchronization Systems for Femtosecond Light Sources

IB-2131

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY:

  • Short pulse free-electron laser experiments
  • Short pulse laser or fast event experiments over long distances
  • Phased array radar or radiotelescopes with long baselines
  • Ultra high speed telecommunications (fiber optics)
  • Transmission of time signals for precise ranging, as in LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) or ultra-precise GPS-like positioning

ADVANTAGES:

  • Stabilizes glass fiber down to the femtosecond level
  • Uses currently available technologies

ABSTRACT:

Berkeley Lab scientist Russell Wilcox and scientists at Menlo Systems GmbH have developed a system for synchronizing two modelocked pulsed lasers to within ten femtoseconds. The invention enables synchronizing signals to be trasnmitted over standard fiber optic lines to a precision previously unavailable. The technology uses currently available technologies in an novel way. To see a recent publication on this technology please click on the link below.

Wlicox, R., Staples, J., Holzwarth, R., "Optical Synchronizations Systems for Femtosecond X-ray Sources," Proc. of the 2005 Particle Accelerator Conference, 2005, pp. 3958-60.

STATUS:

  • Published Patent Application US-2008-0043784-A1 available at USPTO. Available for licensing or collaborative research.

REFERENCE NUMBER: IB-2131

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Last updated: 01/18/2012