Accuracy comparison of absolute optical frequency measurement between harmonic-generation synthesis and a frequency-division femtosecond comb

Jun Ye, Tai Hyun Yoon, John L. Hall, Alan A. Madej, John E. Bernard, Klaus J. Siemsen, Louis Marmet, Jean Marie Chartier, Annick Chartier

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

72 Citations (Scopus)


A comparative study of absolute optical frequency measurements between a traditional frequency synthesis chain and a femtosecond frequency comb system was carried out. The preliminary value of the absolute frequency of the f component for the He-Ne laser international standard at 633 nm was found to be 473 612 353 604.8 ± 1.2 kHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3797-3800
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct 30
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this