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A COLD-ATOM CLOCK BASED ON COHERENT POPULATION TRAPPING

Published

Author(s)

Elizabeth A. Donley, Francois-Xavier R. Esnault, Eric M. Blanshan, John E. Kitching

Abstract

A compact cold-atom clock based on coherent population trapping is being developed. The clock aims to ultimately achieve a timing uncertainty of a few nanoseconds per day. Here we present an initial evaluation of the three main systematic frequency shifts - the first-order Doppler shift, the light shift, and the Zeeman shift. Planned steps to reduce the size of these shifts will also be presented.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 44th Annual PTTI Systems and Applications Meeting
Conference Dates
November 26-29, 2012
Conference Location
Reston, VA

Keywords

Atomic Clocks, Coherent Population Trapping

Citation

Donley, E. , Esnault, F. , Blanshan, E. and Kitching, J. (2012), A COLD-ATOM CLOCK BASED ON COHERENT POPULATION TRAPPING, Proceedings of the 44th Annual PTTI Systems and Applications Meeting, Reston, VA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=912842 (Accessed September 17, 2021)
Created November 26, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017