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Frequency-Stable Laser Enhances Optical Satellite Navigation

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Scientists report that an active optical frequency reference based on molecular iodine was successfully tested for the first time in space. Results of the JOKARUS experiment (German acronym for iodine comb resonator under weightlessness) could be a step toward laser interferometric distance measurements between satellites, and future global navigation satellite systems based on optical technologies. The system used to demonstrate the first optical frequency standard based on molecular iodine in space. Courtesy of HU Berlin/Franz Gutsch. The experiment demonstrated the fully automated...Read full article

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