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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

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
Proceedings Title
Proc. Joint Mtg. IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp. and PTTI Mtg.

Keywords

coherent population trapping, atomic clock, atomic frequency reference, MEMS, micromachining
Created August 29, 2005, Updated February 17, 2017