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SOLITON MICROCOMBS

Got the quantum jitters

Among the many reasons a signal may deviate from perfect periodicity, quantum-limited jitter is arguably the most fundamental. A clever experiment has now stripped away technical noise to unveil quantum-limited jitter of ultrafast soliton frequency combs.

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Fig. 1: Microcavity solitons and soliton jitter.

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Erkintalo, M. Got the quantum jitters. Nat. Phys. 17, 432–434 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-020-01118-7

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