Component-Level Demonstration of a Microfabricated Atomic Frequency Reference

Published: August 29, 2005


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


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 Title: Proc. Joint Mtg. IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp. and PTTI Mtg.
Pub Type: Conferences

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