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An Atomic Clock on a Chip

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Author(s)

John E. Kitching

Abstract

This article described recent research in the Time and Frequency Division at NIST to develop highly miniaturized atomic frequency references using microfabrication technologies. We discuss the overall physics package design, fabrication of individual components, assembly and testing. A connection with work of John Harrison in the 18th century is made.
Citation
Horolog. J.
Volume
147

Keywords

Atomic clock:chip-scale atomic clock, microfabrication, micromachining, physics package

Citation

Kitching, J. (2005), An Atomic Clock on a Chip, Horolog. J., [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=30041 (Accessed June 22, 2024)

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Created February 1, 2005, Updated August 10, 2018