OIDA Sponsored Webinar: Practical Guide to Frequency Metrology and Laser Stabilization

20 October 2020, 9:00 - 10:00 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

In the first part of our webinar miniseries on high precision metrology we give a brief introduction to the language of frequency metrology:

  • Reviewing time and frequency domain quantities such as Allan deviation, phase noise and timing jitter
  • Explaining the need for stable oscillators and the levels of the performance for different applications
  • Presenting the concept of the laser linewidth and the Pound-Drever-Hall laser stabilization
  • Comparing the performances of the high-end quartz, microwave, and optical oscillators, and reviewing the rules of the fair comparison

Please find additional material and supplemental information for this presentation here.

This webinar is a two part series - click to view more information about the second webinar.


Sponsored By:



Dr. Nikola Bucalovic, Product Manager - Ultrastable Lasers, Menlo Systems

  • Physics Diploma – Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • PhD Physics, Laboratoire Temps-Fréquence, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Laser and Optics Specialist at ELI Beamlines, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Joined Menlo Systems in December 2019 as Product Manager Ultrastable Lasers





Dr. Maurice Lessing, Group Leader - Ultrastable Lasers, Menlo Systems

  • Physics studies in Munich (Germany) and St Andrews (United Kingdom)
  • EngD in Physics at the National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom)
  • Joined Menlo Systems in December 2015
    Dec 2015 – Apr 2020: Product Manager Optical Reference Systems
    since Feb 2017: Group Leader Optical Reference Systems




Dr. Dag Schmidt, Product Manager - Optical Frequency Combs, Menlo Systems

  • Physics studies in Karlsruhe and Tübingen (Germany)
  • PhD in Physics at the University of Tübingen (Germany)
  • Joined Menlo Systems in January 2017
    Jan. 2017 – June 2018: Field service engineer
    since June 2018: Product manager for optical frequency combs




The views expressed in this webinar do not reflect those of OIDA and The Optical Society.