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PR16-011_OFC User Conference


Menlo Systems hosted the first Optical Frequency Comb User Conference on November 16-17, 2016. Over 30 attendees from national standard labs, and international research groups presented their work and reported on recent results.

Theodor W. Hänsch held the opening talk on “Combs of Light”. Masaki Hori from MPQ gave an insight to the antiproton project at CERN. Johannes Löhner-Böttcher from the Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics and Hanna Kellermann with Liang Wang from the University Observatory Munich reported about their work and how astro-combs can improve performance of high-resolution spectrographs. Kjeld Eikema’s work on Ramsey-comb spectroscopy and Tobias Kippenberg’s chipscale soliton Kerr frequency combs open up promising perspectives for new applications. Ronald Holzwarth gave an overview on key optical frequency comb technologies and innovations at Menlo Systems. The closing session focused on frequency metrology activities of two renowned national metrology institutes. Harald Schnatz summarized comb-related work at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt. Yann Le Coq from the Paris Observatory presented results of a joint project with Menlo Systems on low phase noise microwave generation.



Although the agenda was packed, a Bavarian dinner in downtown Munich gave a chance to exchange experiences and discuss with other experts in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

The organizers at Menlo Systems thank the contributors and all guests for the very fruitful and exciting conference. In case you would like to receive more information about future events, please contact us.