An Acetylene Optical Clock with Maser-like Performance Assembled from Commercially Available Products

Vescent and the Danish National Metrology Institute (DFM) have demonstrated hydrogen-maser-like performance of an acetylene optical clock assembled by simple integration of the two companies’ commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products. A 100 MHz clock output with frequency instability of 2.6x10^(-13)/√τ and a long-term instability reaching 8x10^(-15) around τ = 2,000 s was demonstrated by combining Vescent’s FFC-100 frequency comb with the DFM Stabilaser 1542ϵ optical frequency reference.

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