Special Issue "Frequency Comb for Precise Measurement"


A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ken'ichi Nakagawa
Institute for Laser Science, University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, 182-8585, Japan
Website: http://www.ils.uec.ac.jp/COEcoherent/eng/project/youran/nakagawa.htm
E-Mail: nakagawa@ils.uec.ac.jp
Interests: bose-einstein condensation and atom optics; atomic interferometry; single atom trap and rydberg atoms; frequency stabilization of lasers and its applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Optical frequency combs have revolutionized optical frequency metrology and precision measurement since its invention more than ten years ago. They have made it possible to directly link the optical frequency to microwave frequency, and thus they have been applied for precision measurements of fundamental constants, and high-precision atomic clocks.
Now optical frequency combs have been widely used in various applications including optical and microwave frequency synthesis, attosecond pulse generation, direct frequnecy comb spectroscopy, and precision distance measurements. In this special issue, we focus on optical frequency combs and related technologies for precise measurement and also the various applications based on optical frequency combs.

Dr. Ken'ichi Nakagawa
Guest Editor


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  • mode-locked laser
  • optical atomic clocks
  • attosecond pulse generation
  • monolithic frequency comb
  • frequency synthesis
  • time and frequency transfer
  • frequency comb spectroscopy
  • distance measurement

Published Papers (1 paper)

Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(4), 694-724; doi:10.3390/app3040694
Received: 12 September 2013; in revised form: 28 November 2013 / Accepted: 29 November 2013 / Published: 10 December 2013
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type of Paper: Review
Title: The Design and Realization of a Kerr-Lens Mode-Locked Titanium:Sapphire Oscillator - A Detailed Guide
Authors: Shai Yefet and Avi Pe'er
Affiliation: Physics Department, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel; E-Mail: shaiyef@gmail.com
Abstract: This article reviews the theory and fundamental concepts of Kerr-lens mode locked (KLM) titanium:sapphire (TiS) lasers. Currently, the TiS laser is an extremely valuable research tool in many physics, chemistry and biology laboratories that focus on ultrafast phenomena and precision measurement. Consequently, a detailed description of the physical and experimental considerations involved with the realization of a such an oscillator is of interest for researchers who either need to build such a laser to match their experimental needs or just wish to understand their main tools better. The following review bundles together the essential considerations involved in the construction of a source for ultrashort pulses and frequency combs within a single notation. In addition, recent novel designs that overcome inherent limitations and disadvantages in KLM TiS lasers are also reviewed.
Keywords: ultrafast lasers; pulsed lasers; solid-state lasers; mode-locked lasers

Last update: 9 December 2013

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