Special Issue "Frequency Comb for Precise Measurement"

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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
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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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Keywords

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

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Open AccessReview A Review of Cavity Design for Kerr Lens Mode-Locked Solid-State Lasers
Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(4), 694-724; doi:10.3390/app3040694
Received: 12 September 2013 / Revised: 28 November 2013 / Accepted: 29 November 2013 / Published: 10 December 2013
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Abstract
We provide a critical review of the fundamental concepts of Kerr lens mode-locking (KLM), along with a detailed description of the experimental considerations involved in the realization of a mode-locked oscillator. In addition, we review recent developments that overcome inherent limitations and disadvantages
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We provide a critical review of the fundamental concepts of Kerr lens mode-locking (KLM), along with a detailed description of the experimental considerations involved in the realization of a mode-locked oscillator. In addition, we review recent developments that overcome inherent limitations and disadvantages in standard KLM lasers. Our review is aimed mainly at readers who wish to realize/maintain such an oscillator or for those who wish to better understand this major experimental tool. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frequency Comb for Precise Measurement)

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