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Publication Citation: Component-Level Demonstration of a Microfabricated Atomic Frequency Reference

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Author(s): Vladislav Gerginov; Svenja A. Knappe; P Schwindt; V Shah; Li-Anne Liew; John Moreland; Hugh Robinson; Leo W. Hollberg; John E. Kitching; Alan Brannon; J Breitbarth; Z Popovic;
Title: Component-Level Demonstration of a Microfabricated Atomic Frequency Reference
Published: August 29, 2005
Abstract: We demonstrate component-level functionality of the three critical subsystems for a chip-scale atomic clock: the physics package, the local oscillator and the control electronics. In addition, we demonstrate that these three components functioning together achieve a short-term frequency instability below 6x10/√τ, 0 <τ < 100 s, with a total volume below 10 cm and a power dissipation below 200 mW.
Proceedings: Proc. Joint Mtg. IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp. and PTTI Mtg.
Pages: pp. 758 - 766
Keywords: coherent population trapping;atomic clock;atomic frequency reference;MEMS;micromachining
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