Doctoral Thesis - Sub-Femtosecond Optical Timing Distribution for Next-Generation Light Sources

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Event Speaker: 

Mchael Peng

Event Location: 

Haus Room, 36-462

Event Date/Time: 

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Abstract: Ultra-precise synchronization of optical and radio-frequency (RF) sources over kilometer-scale distances is essential for realizing a new regime of high-precision light control in next-generation light sources. In this talk, the development of a pulsed optical timing distribution system with sub-femtosecond timing precision will be presented. Specific subsystems of interest are timing-stabilized fiber-optic links for optical signal distribution, optical phase-locked loops via balanced optical cross-correlators for optical-optical synchronization, and opto-electronic phase-locked loops via balanced optical microwave phase detectors for optical-RF synchronization.
 
Thesis Supervisors: Professor Franz X. Kärtner and Professor Erich P. Ippen