Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 10-2001

Publication Title

Review of Scientific Instruments

ISSN

0034-6748

Volume

72

Issue

10

First Page

3749

Last Page

3771

DOI

10.1063/1.1400144

Abstract

The synthesis of optical frequencies from the primary cesium microwave standard has traditionally been 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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