Characterization of Optical Frequency Transfer Over 154 km of Aerial Fiber

David R. Gozzard, Sascha W. Schediwy, Bruce Wallace , Romeo Gamatham, Keith Grainge

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    Abstract

    We present measurements of the frequency transfer stability and analysis of the noise characteristics of an optical signal propagating over aerial suspended fiber links up to 153.6 km in length. The measured frequency transfer stability over these links is on the order of 10−11 at an integration time of one second dropping to 10−12 for integration times longer than 100 s. We show that wind-loading of the cable spans is the dominant source of short-timescale noise on the fiber links. We also report an attempt to stabilize
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalOptics Letters
    Volume42
    Issue number11
    Early online date15 May 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2017

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