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Femtosecond timing distribution

High-precision synchronization of remote timing sources is an increasing problem for large-area facilities, such as radio telescope arrays and particle accelerators. Femtosecond-pulse-train transfer by optical fibre may represent a solution.

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Figure 1: Femtosecond timing distribution by optical fibre.


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