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Title: Ultra-precise timing and synchronization for large-scale scientific instruments

Abstract

Ultra-precise timing has become a prerequisite for many modern large-scale scientific instruments, and timing precision is a crucial enabling factor to achieve the ultimate goals of those instruments. Here, we review the recent progress in timing technologies, including timing characterization methods among different kinds of sources (optical lasers, microwaves and x-ray pulses), large-scale free-space timing synchronization, and fiber-based timing synchronization. Technical and fundamental limitations of fiber-based timing systems are also discussed to provide future directions.

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AdvR, Inc., Bozeman, MT (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1484402
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OSTI ID: 1611620
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0011377
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Optica
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Optica Journal Volume: 5 Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 2334-2536
Publisher:
Optical Society of America
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Optics

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Xin, Ming, Şafak, Kemal, and Kärtner, Franz X. Ultra-precise timing and synchronization for large-scale scientific instruments. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.5.001564.
Xin, Ming, Şafak, Kemal, & Kärtner, Franz X. Ultra-precise timing and synchronization for large-scale scientific instruments. United States. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.5.001564.
Xin, Ming, Şafak, Kemal, and Kärtner, Franz X. Wed . "Ultra-precise timing and synchronization for large-scale scientific instruments". United States. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.5.001564.
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abstractNote = {Ultra-precise timing has become a prerequisite for many modern large-scale scientific instruments, and timing precision is a crucial enabling factor to achieve the ultimate goals of those instruments. Here, we review the recent progress in timing technologies, including timing characterization methods among different kinds of sources (optical lasers, microwaves and x-ray pulses), large-scale free-space timing synchronization, and fiber-based timing synchronization. Technical and fundamental limitations of fiber-based timing systems are also discussed to provide future directions.},
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