An optical fibre-based frequency dissemination network for Australia

Yabai He*, Magnus T L Hsu, Malcolm B. Gray, Michael J. Wouters, R. Bruce Warrington, Andre N. Luiten, Brian J. Orr, Kenneth G H Baldwin, Daniel A. Shaddock, Guido Aben

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Abstract

An optical-fibre network is being planned for distribution of optical and microwave reference frequencies in Australia. This network would connect a number of research facilities and the National Measurement Institute (NMI), allowing long-range comparison of frequency standards to high precision and providing reference signals for a wide range of applications. First results for transfer in the laboratory achieve a fractional frequency stability of 7×1017 at an averaging time of 104 s for the distribution of an 80 MHz radio frequency signal. We present details of the technique used to cancel noise introduced by the fibre, describe the all-digital radio-frequency phasemeter used to characterise performance, and outline plans for the further development of the network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and the European Frequency and Time Forum (FCS) Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781612841120
ISBN (Print)9781612841113
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event5th Joint Conference of the 65th IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, IFCS 2011 and 25th European Frequency and Time Forum, EFTF 2011 - San Fransisco, CA, United States
Duration: 1 May 20115 May 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE International Frequency Control Symposium
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1075-6787

Other

Other5th Joint Conference of the 65th IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, IFCS 2011 and 25th European Frequency and Time Forum, EFTF 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Fransisco, CA
Period1/05/115/05/11

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