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Frequency stabilization for space-based missions using optical fiber interferometry

McRae, Terry G; Ngo, Silvie; Shaddock, Daniel A; Hsu, Magnus T L; Gray, Malcolm B


We present measurement results for a laser frequency reference, implemented with an all-optical fiber Michelson interferometer, down to frequencies as low as 1 mHz. Optical fiber is attractive for space-based operations as it is physically robust, small and lightweight. The small free spectral range of fiber interferometers also provides the possibility to prestabilize two lasers on two distant spacecraft and ensures that the beatnote remains within the detector bandwidth. We demonstrate that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-02-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics letters
DOI: 10.1364/OL.38.000278


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