Abstract

We report on a frequency comparison of frequency-stabilized lasers located in remote laboratories resting on different foundations. By locating the lasers in this way correlated frequency excursions of the lasers are suppressed to a high degree. The beat signal between them shows a linewidth at the hertz level for averaging times of 1 s. The optical link is established by a 100 m single-mode optical fiber where the frequency noise induced by the fiber is reduced to the level of a few tens of millihertz. One laser is stabilized onto a Fabry–Perot resonator with a long-term precision of 25 mHz (fractional frequency instability, σy=1.2×1016), the highest lock fidelity obtained so far to our knowledge.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

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