Fibre optics and Optical Communication
Frequency combs and frequency dissemination for scientific and industrial applications
15.03.2007 - Photonik international /2007 | [ deutsche Version lesen ]
Optical frequency combs enable us to count oscillations of visible light with unprecedented precision. The invention that formed a basis for the patented frequency comb technology was described as “the biggest advance in precision electromagnetic measurements since people began to measure laser frequencies in the seventies…” It is closely associated with the Nobel Prize in Physics awarded in 2005. Theodor W. Hänsch and John L. Hall received the most prestigious scientific award for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy.
Authors: Michael Mei, Ronald Holzwarth, Ida Z. Kozma, Menlo Systems GmbH, Martinsried, Germany