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Incorporating an Optical Clock into a Time Scale

Published

Author(s)

Jian Yao, Thomas E. Parker, Neil Ashby, Judah Levine

Abstract

This paper discusses how to build a time scale with an intermittently-operated optical clock. In particular, it gives suggestions on how long and how often to run an optical clock. It also explores the benefits of having an optical clock in a time scale, by comparing with the current UTC(NIST) performance and the time scale with a continuously-operated Cs fountain.
Citation
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control

Keywords

cs fountain, hydrogen maser, optical clock, time scale, utc, utc(nist)
Created January 1, 2018, Updated March 26, 2018