Practical Guide to Frequency Metrology and Laser Stabilization

In the first part of our webinar miniseries on high precision metrology we give a brief introduction to the language of frequency metrology:

  • Reviewing time and frequency domain quantities such as Allan deviation, phase noise and timing jitter
  • Explaining the need for stable oscillators and the levels of performance for different applications
  • Presenting the concept of the laser linewidth and the Pound-Drever-Hall laser stabilization
  • Comparing the performance of high-end quartz, microwave, and optical oscillators, and reviewing the rules of their fair comparison

Main presenter:
Dr. Nikola Bucalovic, Product Manager - Ultrastable Lasers

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This webinar is a two part series - click to view more information about the second webinar.