[time-nuts] Optical link connects atomic clocks over 1400 km of fibre
tractorb at ihug.co.nz
Thu Aug 25 18:45:31 EDT 2016
Let's know if they get to the bottom of this, Magnus- its interesting to
speculate on the cause but hopefully they figure out the real issue.
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From: "Magnus Danielson" <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org>
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> Don't over-interpret the 50 Hz aspect, I don't remember those details from
> 4.5 months back or so, as I already indicated. I can ask on the details
> tomorrow. I think they discussed the Kerr effect:
> The PTB folks asked me the same question essentially.
> Would be nice to verify it.
> On 08/24/2016 12:11 AM, David wrote:
>> I could not find it in the links but Magnus mentions 50 Hz instead of
>> 100 Hz.
>> I would expect a 100 Hz noise signal if it was vibration coupled from
>> magnetostriction in a transformer; magnetostrictive strain depends on
>> the magnitude of the magnetic field strength and not the sign which is
>> why 50/60 Hz transformers hum at 100/120 Hz. 50 Hz however fits with
>> piezomagnetism if the optical fiber was in an oscillating magnetic
>> field and antiferromagnetic; for piezomagnetism, the strain does
>> follow the sign.
>> I do not know if optical fibers are even slightly antiferromagnetic
>> but maybe doping can make them susceptible?
>> On Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:31:57 +1200, you wrote:
>>> What is the coupling mechanism giving rise to the 50Hz disturbance?
>>> DaveB, NZ
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>>> km of
>>>> These links is in principle not very complex, but they are regardless
>>>> somewhat sensitive. One link experienced excessive 50 Hz disturbance,
>>>> which they could trace to the fact that for a short distance the fibre
>>>> laying alongside the house 400V three-phase feed-cable with quite a bit
>>>> current in it.
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