201919th International Congress of Metrology
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Science with Impact|
|Published online||23 September 2019|
The TiFOON Project – Time and Frequency Over Optical Networks
TiFOON Project Coordinator, Time and Frequency Department, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0LW, UK
The unprecedented accuracy of modern optical clocks has spurred the development of matching frequency comparison techniques, with optical frequency transfer over fibre emerging as the method of choice. However, the generation and dissemination of the international reference time scale, as well as many applications outside metrology, require reliable and economically sustainable time transfer in addition to frequency transfer capabilities. To address these needs, a new EMPIR-funded project TiFOON – Time and Frequency Over Optical Networks - has been set up with the aim of advancing fibre-based frequency transfer capabilities in Europe towards a universal tool for time and frequency metrology and other demanding applications.
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