Generation and Metrological Application of Optical Frequency Combs

  • Harald R. Telle
  • Uwe Sterr
Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 79)


This paper reviews basic types of optical-frequency comb generators (OFCGs) and discusses possible applications in metrology. One interesting issue, namely active control of the OFCG resonance frequency with respect to the input frequency, is addressed in more detail. It is indispensable for long-term power stabilization of high-order sidebands. Experimental results will be presented which have been obtained using a novel approach to this problem that relies on observing sharp resonances of the OFCG cavity using an auxiliary, orthogonally polarized input signal.


Second Harmonic Generation Optical Frequency Free Spectral Range Frequency Comb Third Harmonic Generation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harald R. Telle
    • 1
  • Uwe Sterr
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisch-Technische BundesanstaltBraunschweigGermany

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