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The Time Programmable Frequency Comb: Generation and Application to Quantum-Limited Dual-Comb Ranging

@inproceedings{Caldwell2022TheTP,
  title={The Time Programmable Frequency Comb: Generation and Application to Quantum-Limited Dual-Comb Ranging},
  author={Emily D. Caldwell and Laura C. Sinclair and Nathan R. Newbury and Jean-Daniel Desch{\^e}nes},
  year={2022}
}
The classic self-referenced frequency comb acts as an unrivaled ruler for precision optical metrology in both time and frequency 1,2 . Two decades after its invention, the frequency comb is now used in numerous active sensing applications 3–5 . Many of these applications, however, are limited by the tradeoffs inherent in the rigidity of the comb output and operate far from quantum-limited sensitivity. Here we demonstrate an agile programmable frequency comb where the pulse time and phase are… 

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