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Frequency Comparison of Al+ and Hg+ Optical Standards

Published

Author(s)

Till P. Rosenband, David Hume, Anders Brusch, Luca Lorini, P. O. Schmidt, Tara M. Fortier, Jason Stalnaker, Scott A. Diddams, Nathan R. Newbury, W Swann, Windell Oskay, Wayne M. Itano, David J. Wineland, James C. Bergquist

Abstract

We compare the frequencies of two single ion frequency standards: 27Al+ and 199Hg+. Systematic fractional frequency uncertainties of both standards are below 10-16, and the statistical measurement uncertainty is below 5 x 10-17. Recent ratio measurements show a reproducibility that is better than 10-16.
Proceedings Title
Proc. 2007 ICOLS Meeting
Conference Dates
June 24-29, 2007
Conference Location
Telluride, CO

Keywords

atom trapping and cooling, quantum computation, quantum information processing, quantum superpositions, quantum-state engineering, trapped ions
Created June 24, 2007, Updated January 27, 2020