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Physical Review A
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Precision optical-frequency-difference measurements

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Abstract

We demonstrate a new form of interferometry which is independent of Maxwell's equations and measures optical frequency differences rather than wavelength ratios. Stable laser and electro-optic FM sideband techniques make a direct measurement of the mode spacing of a high finesse cavity with subhertz precision (0.4 Hz rms) over a 50-THz region. Experiments indicate errors below 10-10 over a 50-THz bandwidth and that improvements of several orders of magnitude are possible. New variables for interferometry simplify the use of multilayer dielectric mirrors and are directly measurable in situ.. AE © 1988 The American Physical Society.

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01 Mar 1988

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Physical Review A

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