Optical frequency synthesis based on mode-locked lasers

Steven T. Cundiff, Jun Ye, John L. Hall
2001 Review of Scientific Instruments  
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more » ... een a difficult problem due to the large disparity in frequency. Recently this field has been dramatically advanced by the introduction and use of mode-locked lasers. This application of mode-locked lasers has been particularly aided by the ability to generate mode-locked spectra that span an octave. This review article describes how mode-locked lasers are used for optical frequency synthesis and gives recent results obtained using them.
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