A phase-locked frequency divide-by-3 optical parametric oscillator

Albane Douillet, Jean Jacques Zondy, Giorgio Santarelli, Ala’a Makdissi, André Clairon

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Accurate phase-locked 3:1 division of an optical frequency was achieved, by using a continuous-wave (cw) doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator. A fractional frequency stability of 2 × 10-17 of the division process has been achieved for 100 s integration time. The technique developed in this work can be generalized to the accurate phase and frequency control of any cw optical parametric oscillators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-551
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001


  • High precision measurements
  • Optical parametric oscillators
  • Phase-locking loops

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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