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
- Stabilizes glass fiber down to the femtosecond level
- Uses currently available technologies
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.
- Issued U. S. Patent 8,078,060. Available for licensing or collaborative research.
REFERENCE NUMBER: IB-2131
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