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2021 Gold Medal Award

AWARD CITATION

The team is recognized for the development of the two-photon optical clock – the first optical clock based on integrated photonics – that realizes the power of optical timekeeping in a miniaturized system. Their revolutionary next-generation chip-scale atomic clock integrates vapor-cell atomic instruments and microcombs to improve stability by as much as 1000X over state-of-the-art chip-scale clocks. This breakthrough research will enhance timing for applications that underpin everything from high-speed telecommunications for stock market transactions to secure precision navigation systems.

GROUP AWARD

Matthew Hummon

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

John Kitching

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Scott Papp

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Scott Diddams

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Kartik Srinivasan

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Daron Westly

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

B. Robert Ilic

Physicist
Physical Measurement Laboratory