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Flight-Like Optical Reference Cavity for GRACE Follow-On Laser Frequency StabilizationWe describe a prototype optical cavity and associated optics that has been developed to provide a stable frequency reference for a future space-based laser ranging system. This instrument is being considered for inclusion as a technology demonstration on the recently announced GRACE follow-on mission, which will monitor variations in the Earth's gravity field.
Document ID
20150007170
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Folkner, W. M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
deVine, G. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Klipstein, W. M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
McKenzie, K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Spero, R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Thompson, R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Yu, N. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Stephens, M. (Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. Boulder, CO, United States)
Leitch, J. (Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. Boulder, CO, United States)
Pierce, R. (Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. Boulder, CO, United States)
Shaddock, D. (Australian National Univ. Canberra, Australia)
Lam, T. (Australian National Univ. Canberra, Australia)
Date Acquired
May 1, 2015
Publication Date
May 2, 2011
Subject Category
Lasers and Masers
Communications and Radar
Meeting Information
Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control and the European Frequency and Time Forum (FCS)(San Francisco, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
Earth's gravity
ultra-stable oscillator (USO)
signal-to-noise ratio